Adding Colour To Cocoa Butter

Sugar Work By joyceyppy Updated 9 Jan 2013 , 6:30pm by BakingIrene

joyceyppy Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 2:28pm
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AHi, i have been looking around the net trying to find out if i could use wilton candy colouring on cocoa butter to get 'paint' for my cake pop. The wilton candy colouring is oil based. Or should i use icing colouring ?

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-K8memphis Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 4:20pm
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candy coloring is made for candy like chocolate--should be perfect--no water in it to seize the choco up


not quite sure what you mean though


i would mix the color into various bowls of the cocoa butter and do the painting

(I would pipe it--i'm not good with a brush)


i'm not sure if it will stay put to paint it onto cocoa butter that's already set up--it might


it would work if your warm cocoa butter is poured onto it




if you painted the inside of an empty chocolate mold then poured the cocoa butter in


i might have over thought that--but anyhow--

joyceyppy Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 5:37pm
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ASorry for the unspecific question. Hmmm, i am currently trying to make cake pops. And some deco that i am trying out uses cocoa butter as 'paint' to draw the details out. So apparently i found cocoa butter, but i am not sure what kind of colouring can i mix with so it becomes coloured cocoa butter and not turn out bad.

I was wondering if wilton candy colouring can be mixed into the cocoa butter i melted and somehow make into paint to deco on my cake pop. i checked and the wilton candy colouring is oil based.

If this picture helps you get my point, it will be great!


-K8memphis Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 6:00pm
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you got it.


yes that's the right product to use.

joyceyppy Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 6:04pm
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AAh, thank goodness, i finally found an answer. Thank you so much! it really hurts sitting around all day at home turning 17 soon, not in schl and not getting answers.

BakingIrene Posted 9 Jan 2013 , 6:30pm
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Candy colouring is the right stuff to use.  Either Wilton or LorAnn.


Alan Dunn also mentions in all his books, that he puts a saucer with cocoa butter onto a mug of boiling water to melt it.  He then uses dusting powders for colour--the same ones that he also uses by the bucket to dust his gumpaste flowers.


So if you have petal dust sitting looking for a good use, the cocoa butter painting would be it.

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