Best Candy Gel Color For Black

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MelisDelights84 Posted 28 May 2013 , 5:35pm
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What is the best brand for chocolate to achieve a deep black color? I have heard Ameri Color Gel is good?

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sixinarow Posted 29 May 2013 , 4:00am
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That's the brand I use. But starting with a brown base helps also, trying to make white buttercream or fondant into black without a brown base (I use chocolate) just ends up icky from too much coloring.

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leah_s Posted 29 May 2013 , 4:26am
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AWaitaminit. Are you trying to color chocolate? If so then you need powdered Color or oil based color, not gel color.

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IAmPamCakes Posted 29 May 2013 , 4:43am
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ALeah is right. Water based color will seize your chocolate. Use oil based.

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sixinarow Posted 29 May 2013 , 1:01pm
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I didn't read this question right! I thought you were wanting black coloring for fondant or buttercream! Sorry!!

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MelisDelights84 Posted 30 May 2013 , 12:03am
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AYes! For chocolate candy melts! The black Wilton brand is like a dark purple more than black. So I went out to this sweet store and found oil based American color. Also found candy melts by CK in black that actually look black! So I do have another question.... how to prevent cake pops from condensation??

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