How To Colour Sugar?

Baking By zespri Updated 20 Sep 2010 , 9:44am by Nusi

zespri Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:37am
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How can I colour sugar? I remember ages ago reading that you put sugar in a plastic bag, and add colour of some sort, then kinda massage it in. But that seems like it'd melt the sugar....? And I can't remember what kind of colour it said to use, I just remember that it wasn't gel.

Can anyone shed any light?


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jlh Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:53am
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I've used the Wilton color. I used a spoon, in a small bowl. Had to let dry over night, and stir again to get it all to break up evenly. It was bit moist at first, before it dried.

ysa Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 7:14am
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i sift the sugar ,i only use the big crystal particles..then just put a little gel from the toothpick and well it goes..dont massage it too much just lightly, only use gel colors.

Ezad Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 7:35am
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I prefer to use sugar flair paste color though wilton would do. I add a little color to the sugar in a small plastic bag, massage it in evenly and use it. It's not really wet though it could be done some time before use to let it dry out.

zespri Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 7:42am
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thanks guys! when you say 'a little', what sort of ratio are you talking?

Nusi Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 9:44am
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the ammount depends on how dark you want the color to be... and the ammount of sugar used. for only a small ammount i would try to take a little with a tooth pick and use that with the sugar. but the more the sugar the moor u would need.. remmber that paste is concentrated as is so u propably wont need much

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