gregus28 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:24pm
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i'm looking for a specific color blue and can't seem to find any chocolate melts exactly the color i hoped for. Is it ok to use food coloring in chocolatge mets as you would do with icing/frosting? or does it change the consistency of the melts?

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newbaker55 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:29pm
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I have used gel colors when making candy clay...no problems at all. I mix it in the corn syrup then add to the melted disks. HTH icon_smile.gif

G_Cakes Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:33pm
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I found out the hard way it does cause the melts to sieze if you dont do it properly.

I added gel coloring to white candy melts and it siezed on me, i was able to save the melts by adding shortening to the mix and stirring constantly until the mixture seemed smooth and creamy.

Knowing this, I now add the coloring to the shortening and then add the candy melts to the mixture.

No siezing and comes out great every time.

Hope this helps!

gregus28 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:44pm
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Originally Posted by G_Cakes

I found out the hard way it does cause the melts to sieze if you dont do it properly.

I added gel coloring to white candy melts and it siezed on me, i was able to save the melts by adding shortening to the mix and stirring constantly until the mixture seemed smooth and creamy.

Knowing this, I now add the coloring to the shortening and then add the candy melts to the mixture.

No siezing and comes out great every time.

Hope this helps!




how much shortening do you use? does it matter if its merkens or wilton candy melts?

TinkerCakes Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:53pm
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I wish I would have tried this last night, I used oil based coloring in my candy melts and couldn't get the blue I wanted either! I was scared to try my other food coloring. Next time I'm trying it with shortening. I love all the tips I get on here!

Sugar_N_Spice_Cakes Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 11:53pm
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I use oil based colors (candy color) with the candy melts. I mix the color in after I melt and before I add the corn syrup.

gregus28 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 12:09am
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Originally Posted by Sugar_N_Spice_Cakes

I use oil based colors (candy color) with the candy melts. I mix the color in after I melt and before I add the corn syrup.




why do you use corn syrup?

motherofgrace Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 12:37am
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she uses corn syrup cuz she is making candy clay, not for pouring

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