Candymelts - Wrong Color?

Sugar Work By tracycakes Updated 17 May 2008 , 8:13pm by staceyboots

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tracycakes Posted 17 May 2008 , 6:03pm
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I wanted to pale yellow candy melts, not the bright yellow so I decided to color my own. I bought some flo-coat and white candy melts. I put the flo-coat in, mixed it and then put in a tiny amount of the Willow paste gel - yellow. I did NOT get yellow! icon_confused.gif It looked more of a really pale beige, so I pul just a little more in. I ended up with a really pretty very light peachy or salmon color.

Did I use too much color? Have you colored candy melts and NOT get the color you intended? I can use the color I have but it is definitely not what I wanted. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

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DianeLM Posted 17 May 2008 , 6:22pm
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Yes, I've wound up with unexpected colors of chocolate. Just yesterday, I mixed some colors hoping to come up with a particular shade of blue, but ended up with what looked like gray or slate.

If you want to make a pale color, melt your white candy, then add a tiny amount of the bright yellow (or whatever color) candy. Just keep mixing in tiny bits until you get the depth you want.

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tracycakes Posted 17 May 2008 , 7:52pm
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After they set, they were almost a pale yellow but the melted chocolate still looked peachy. Maybe I didn't add enough color but when it was melted, it looked like I had added too much. At least the flo-coat worked and it didn't seize. It was my first attempt at coloring them so it came out okay.


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playingwithsugar Posted 17 May 2008 , 8:07pm
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I do not normally use candy melts, but someone I taught uses them regularly. When trying to change boldly colored candy melts to lighter colors or pastels, she starts with about a dozen boldly colored melts, and mixes them directly into melted white candy melts. Once they are melted and blended, she only needs to add more colored melts until she gets the color she desires.

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staceyboots Posted 17 May 2008 , 8:13pm
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I have never coloured candy melts before but I know that the Flo-Coat is an Americolor product.

Did you use the Flo-Coat with Americolor paste gels only? Maybe using FC with other branded gel colours may be a problem?!

Just a guess.

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