Ok, I've finally got my isomalt to 338 degrees F without getting the carmelizing (yippie! )
I tried to make them pink by adding Wilton's red concentrated oil-based color gel to it but they just don't mix! I get clear isomalt candy with red spots! Why is it doing this??? How do I color my isomalt candies?
Also, my candies are still sticky when I remove them from the mold - is this because I live in a hot humid place? What did I do wrong?
You should be using water based, gel/paste colors, not oil based candy colors.
The stickiness can be because of too much water in the mixture and a combination of the ambient humidity.
Owww~ I bought these oil based color gel just for this...
So can I use wilton's concentrated icing color gel?
I use Americolor, or any other type of color, that is fairly liquid--it squeezes out of the bottle easily.
I've never tried the Wilton colors that are thicker. I'd try to dissolve some of the color in a bit of water. If it disperses quickly and doesn't leave any lumps behind, it should be fine.
The problem with the oil based colors is the oil--that's why you had dots. It's important that the colors dissolve easily in water.
Thank you for sharing the tip BlakesCakes!!!
I'll buy some and try it out~
You can also use petal dust dissolved in a small amount of water to color your sugar.