Problem Dyeing Modelling Chocolate

Decorating By TartasImposible Updated 13 Feb 2014 , 8:28pm by TartasImposible

TartasImposible Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 8:20am
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Hi all!


I love plastic chocolate to decorate 3D cakes but I have problems when I colour it. I warm white modelling chocolate with my hands and apply gel colorant and mix the paste for a long time. It looks homogeneous but after a while the surface get darker than the inside. Maybe you can answer me "well, mix it again" but if I do paste get too melted to apply on cake. Anyone knows how can I solve this problem?


Thanks a lot and sorry for my english :)  



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kyliecake Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 10:39am
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maybe Wicked Goodies can help you?  Are you out their today Wicked Goodies?

Crazy-Gray Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 10:55am
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AAre your gel colours oil based? you can buy specific oil based food colour for use with chocolate, it works very well, I buy it from ebay.

TartasImposible Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 1:36pm
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Thanks to you both! So, that's the problem: I used water-based colors, I didn`t know I needed to use oil-based colors for dyeing chocolate! What a relief! Amazon has this type of colors too and cheap :D


And thanks so much for that useful web, Wicked Goodies has lots of tutorials and tips related to modelling chocolate stuff.

MBalaska Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 11:10pm
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Kylie is correct!!  two words  'WICKED GOODIES'

A search of for coloring modeling chocolate will get you started.

LeanneW Posted 12 Feb 2014 , 11:16pm
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You need to use oil based or powdered colors to mix with the modeling chocolate.  Good luck!

TartasImposible Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 8:28pm
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Hi and thanks so much all of you! So, that's the problem: I used water-based colours. I didn't know modelling chocolate needs oil-based ones. I've found a cheap pack on to start. Thanks!


And what a surprise: wicked goodies is amazing! Has all about modelling chocolate: problems, recipes and lots of tips so I'm eager to start learning!


Thanks, thanks, thanks!! :D

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