I melted my candy melts for the glue to use on a loopy bow. However, when I added color to it; it seized and would not thin back out. It wouldn't even pretend to stick to any thing. Had the consistancy of playdough. what did I do wrong?
You can't add color to candy melts, they are water-based and they will cause the mixture to seize. You need an oil based food color. I learned this the hard way...
thanks, I guess I learned the hard way too. good thing I had royal icing already made up. this is due tomorrow and no time for a do over. BUT how do I color it?
Awhat type of coloring did you use?
what brand of color?
You can get something called "flo coat" which mixes with the color in the candy melts and keeps them smooth. I tried it, though, and it still didn't work very well. Might have been user error.
I usually buy the candy melts in the color I need.
You could also try powdered food color. Or, they make "candy coloring" food color, but it's a little expensive.
AI have used gel coloring in a pinch...not a lot and then I mixed in some shortening to get to a nicer consistency...it seemed to save it because I was able to make a fairly detailed tiara with it...if you are trying to save what you started try adding some shortening and see if it helps at all
well no wonder......thanks