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adding colour to cocoa butter

post #1 of 6
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Hi, i have been looking around the net trying to find out if i could use wilton candy colouring on cocoa butter to get 'paint' for my cake pop. The wilton candy colouring is oil based. Or should i use icing colouring ?
post #2 of 6

candy coloring is made for candy like chocolate--should be perfect--no water in it to seize the choco up

 

not quite sure what you mean though

 

i would mix the color into various bowls of the cocoa butter and do the painting

(I would pipe it--i'm not good with a brush)

 

i'm not sure if it will stay put to paint it onto cocoa butter that's already set up--it might

 

it would work if your warm cocoa butter is poured onto it

 

example

 

if you painted the inside of an empty chocolate mold then poured the cocoa butter in

 

i might have over thought that--but anyhow--

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post #3 of 6
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Sorry for the unspecific question.
Hmmm, i am currently trying to make cake pops. And some deco that i am trying out uses cocoa butter as 'paint' to draw the details out.
So apparently i found cocoa butter, but i am not sure what kind of colouring can i mix with so it becomes coloured cocoa butter and not turn out bad.

I was wondering if wilton candy colouring can be mixed into the cocoa butter i melted and somehow make into paint to deco on my cake pop. i checked and the wilton candy colouring is oil based.

If this picture helps you get my point, it will be great!

post #4 of 6

perfect!

 

you got it.

 

yes that's the right product to use.

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post #5 of 6
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Ah, thank goodness, i finally found an answer. Thank you so much! it really hurts sitting around all day at home turning 17 soon, not in schl and not getting answers.
post #6 of 6

Candy colouring is the right stuff to use.  Either Wilton or LorAnn.

 

Alan Dunn also mentions in all his books, that he puts a saucer with cocoa butter onto a mug of boiling water to melt it.  He then uses dusting powders for colour--the same ones that he also uses by the bucket to dust his gumpaste flowers.

 

So if you have petal dust sitting looking for a good use, the cocoa butter painting would be it.

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