Black Chocolate?

Baking By MostlyCupcakes Updated 14 Sep 2011 , 7:20pm by Herekittykitty

MostlyCupcakes Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 3:03pm
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I need to make some black cake pops but dont know how to achieve the black color. Previously, I had used black gel coloring from Wilton and you guessed it, it seized. I did some research and found that I needed to get black candy color instead of black gel paste to get the chocolate black. That also seized. I have searched online for black chocolate melts (which show merckens is the maker) but its sold out everywhere.

I need to do cakepops in black and also need to pipe black designs on colored cakepops. Please help me!!!! What can I do to get my chocolate black in color??

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btrsktch Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 3:33pm
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Try black food color. Its a powder and won't seize chocolate.

LisaPeps Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 3:45pm
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Have you tried powdered colours? That's what I use to colour my cake pops and the chocolate never seizes

tripleD Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 3:57pm
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try michael's crafts or wilton. Wilton makes black candy melts at halloween time. I usually buy about ten bags to have it on hand all year.

MostlyCupcakes Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 3:59pm
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any recommendations on what brand and where to buy? How about painting it on? I need to do some penguin cakepops....any ideas/suggestions?

JamAndButtercream Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 4:29pm
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Hi,
How about black candy melts? I just bought a cake pop book called pop bakery, and they make penguin cake pops in there!
They use black candy melts.

Heres a link,
http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Midnight-Black-Halloween-Candy-Melts.html#aK_2d1911_2d489

Hope this helps icon_smile.gif

MostlyCupcakes Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 4:31pm
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I would LOVE black candy melts but I cannot find them anywhere icon_sad.gif Not in stores and not even online. icon_sad.gif

JamAndButtercream Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 4:36pm
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@MostlyCupcakes
Are you UK or US?

MostlyCupcakes Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 4:37pm
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US

JamAndButtercream Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 4:41pm
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Ok, watch this space, I'll try and find a US website, the jet black candy melts are halloween ones.

I post a link on this post in a min...........

Edited : Hi again, I think you should go with colouring the chocolate with black powder colouring, I've found tons websites selling black candy melts, but they're all uk websites.

KoryAK Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 5:39pm
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I have never had trouble with seizing and the candy colors - they are oil based and should mix in like a dream. Perhaps you had a bad batch? Or something that said "Candy color" but wasn't actually oil based?

KoryAK Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 5:45pm
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I have never had trouble with seizing and the candy colors - they are oil based and should mix in like a dream. Perhaps you had a bad batch? Or something that said "Candy color" but wasn't actually oil based?

MostlyCupcakes Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 6:37pm
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I used the wilton candy colors, bought both sets of colors, but as soon as I put it in the chocolate it seized. icon_sad.gif

KoryAK Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 7:22pm
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What kind of chocolate are you using? Theoretically, the oil colors should work in all but there are all kinds of weird problems that come up when you are using chocolate chips. Are you using candy melts?

MostlyCupcakes Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 7:25pm
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I am using chocolate almond bark

ReneeFLL Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 7:36pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tripleD

try michael's crafts or wilton. Wilton makes black candy melts at halloween time. I usually buy about ten bags to have it on hand all year.




Same here. I don't know if any of the craft stores have come out with them yet, but I always buy a few nextra to keep on hand.

stormrider Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 7:50pm
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wowgirl Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 5:32pm
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Hi

I have been looking for wilton black candy melts as well and can't seem to find them. When I called Michael's they said to use wilton milk or dark chocolte melts and then add the wilton black paste. She said the candy melts had to be wilton though because the bulk ones had more oil in them or something to that effect.....they wouldn't work anyway. I hope this helps you

wowgirl Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 5:33pm
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Hi

I have been looking for wilton black candy melts as well and can't seem to find them. When I called Michael's they said to use wilton milk or dark chocolte melts and then add the wilton black paste. She said the candy melts had to be wilton though because the bulk ones had more oil in them or something to that effect.....they wouldn't work anyway. I hope this helps you

ANGELAKAY264 Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 5:46pm
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How about using the spray in the can? They make that in black....good luck!

KoryAK Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 6:23pm
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Sprays will bead up on chocolate unless you have the specially formulated one

Herekittykitty Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 6:48pm
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Michael's and JoAnnes sell the Black candy melts this time of year. I did a search online for Black Candy Coating and recieved several hits.

Global Sugar Art has black in stock. http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=1060&s=0&name=Candy-%20Real%20Chocolate%20&%20Coatings/Merckens%20Compound%20Coatings

If all else fails - black powder coloring.

LittleBites Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 6:49pm
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Oh I just saw black wilton candy melts at Joanns this week! I thought I would look at Michaels bc they would be cheaper but good to know now they dont have them. I better stock up on them bc I figured they just had them out for halloween.. They also had a lime green color too!

Herekittykitty Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 7:20pm
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Both the Black and Lime Green by Wilton are Halloween specials.

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