Can You Colour Candy Melts?

Sugar Work By Emmar308 Updated 14 Mar 2011 , 9:18pm by joycesdaughter111

Emmar308 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 11:49am
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Hi there

I have every colour of candy melts except the one i need! Is it possible to add sugarpaste gel colour to white candy melts?

Thanks xx

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irisinbloom Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 12:06pm
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I don't know about sugarpaste gel but Wilton makes coloring just for coloring white chocolateicon_smile.gif

sweetcakesbyjen Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 12:38pm
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If you add gel colors to chocolate, it causes the chocolate to streak. Not sure what the technical term is, but it does not look pretty. Unless it's for a really small area, I would not recommend it. Like previous poster said, Wilton's colors for chocolate or there is a powder coloring. HTH!

blissfulbaker Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 12:50pm
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You must use special candy/chocolate coloring. Wilton makes it. Have you tried mixing different color candy melts to come up with the color you need?

thumbs Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 12:51pm
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I didn't know that Wilton made Chocolate coloring. I will have to source that out.

We don't have a lot of colors around here so it can be hard at times. I generally just mix the melts I have to get different colors. Although that can be a challenge at times.

blissfulbaker Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 12:53pm
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Most Michael's craft stores sell a good assortment of Wilton coloring for candy melts.

CandystorePA Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 12:58pm
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Oil Candy color is used to color chocolate and chocolate-based products.

you can find the product on global sugarcraft.

it runs about 3.59 per bottle

Emmar308 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 1:16pm
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Thanks very much for all your replies, i'll have to source the oil candy colour - glad i checked first!! xxx

Cupcations Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 1:46pm
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I always color my candy melts for writting, I use Americolor or Wilton gel colors & never had a problem, you can check my pictures


TwoLittleEs Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 8:41pm
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I just had an issue with coloring candy melts over the weekend! We tried regular AmeriColor blue coloring and it instantly thickened the melts and ruined the consistency. We went to Joann's and found the Wilton candy coloring and it worked like a charm. I think we paid around $3.50-$4.00 for the set of primary colors.

My only issue is that they don't color very my experience, I needed to use a LOT of the coloring to change shades.

Hope this helps!

blissfulbaker Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 8:45pm
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Another thing you can try is using AmeriColor Color Flo. When used with regular paste or gel colorings it will prevent the candy from thickening. However, depending on how much coloring I need, I may need a lot of Color Flo, and I can detest a "not so good" taste when adding more than a few drops of it.

joycesdaughter111 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 9:18pm
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The Whimsical Bakehouse book has some good info and a color chart on coloring candy melts. icon_smile.gif

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