How To Color Merkins White Chocolate To Sliver/grey

Sugar Work By bonton Updated 5 Feb 2013 , 10:59pm by bonton

bonton Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 11:25pm
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As my cake writing is terrible, I use merkins chocolate, and ABC molds.  For my daughter's 40th birthday theme: (Fabulous, Fly, Forty) I need to make the letters sliver or grey.  So  I have used the white chocolate disks and Chef master candy color.  the colors I am getting are a light purple, a dark purple, and a color that doesn't have a name yet.  Any suggestions on how to get sliver/grey.  Thanks.


PS:  The frosting on the cake will be a shade of pink, and the purple coloring will go with it; but her party colors are pink and sliver.  The cake is due Saturday, so I'm working out the lettering now.

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sweetflowers Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 11:30pm
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I add black chocolate disks to my white when I melt it to get grey.  It doesn't take much and black is now available year round.  You can also use regular food color gel or paste, it just might sieze the chocolate, to which I would either add paramont crystals or a little shortening to loosen it back up again. The only other option I can think of it to dust the chocolate with the non-toxic silver dust after it's molded.

bonton Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 11:44pm
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Do you mean dark chocolate disks?  I never thought of that. I will pick up some tomorrow.  Good thing my local market sells them in bulk and I able to purchase what I need.  Thanks. will let you know tomorrow.

sweetflowers Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 5:33pm
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Actually I mean the colored disks.  They sell all different colors of the disks.  I think the chocolate ones will just give you a light brown.  I mix different colors of chocolate disks to get new colors, like red and brown to get a brick color.  If you can't find black, I would the gel food color and thin with shortening or paramont crystals if it siezes.

bdanielle Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 5:54pm
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I just did silver shells and jewlerly.  I use the silver luster dust and also the silver spray paint from either Wilton or Duff.  I get the Duff products at Michaels craft store.  They look great

Stitches Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 6:03pm
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You have to brush on dusts after it's molded to get a sparkle.....colorings don't give sparkle.

bonton Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 6:59pm
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OH WOW! I just picked up the dark chocolate mix with the white.icon_sad.gif

bonton Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 7:00pm
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So you just used the plain white ones; then sprayed and/or dusted.

sweetflowers Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 10:05pm
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That is an option, and the one I do the most.  I dry dusted my chocolate with the silver lustre dust and it worked well.   You can paint with orange oil and silver lustre dust to get a great shine and covereage (and it tastes really yummy).  I haven't used the airbrush spray so the others can help you with that.

bonton Posted 5 Feb 2013 , 10:59pm
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Thanks all. I am so excited, this is what I did.  I used the white chocolate disks, I dried dusted the letters, (with a paint brush) using sliver luster dust, they look amazing.  WOW!

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