Loopy Bows Using Candy Melts As "glue"

Decorating By peggy1672 Updated 9 Feb 2014 , 1:19am by peggy1672

peggy1672 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:47am
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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?

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Norasmom Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:49am
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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...

peggy1672 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:55am
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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?

cakeballer85 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:55am
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Awhat type of coloring did you use?

peggy1672 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:56am
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what brand of color?

Norasmom Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 3:04am
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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.

cakeballer85 Posted 21 Sep 2013 , 3:09am
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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

peggy1672 Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 1:19am
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well no wonder......thanks

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