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Problem dyeing modelling chocolate

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

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 :)  

 

Isa 

post #2 of 6

maybe Wicked Goodies can help you?  Are you out their today Wicked Goodies?

post #3 of 6
Are 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.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

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.

post #5 of 6

Kylie is correct!!  two words  'WICKED GOODIES'

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

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post #6 of 6

You need to use oil based or powdered colors to mix with the modeling chocolate.  Good luck!

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