How Do I Add Color To White Modeling Chocolate?

Decorating By cakegroove Updated 2 Aug 2010 , 7:39pm by cakegroove

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cakegroove Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:57pm
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I've read alot of different things. Use a powder color, use an oil based color...how do YOU add color to your modeling chocolate?

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tiggy2 Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 5:08pm
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Just like you add color to to fondant. It doesn't have to be oil based or powder, gels will work just fine.

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drakegore Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 5:30pm
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when it's in melted form, you should only use candy colors to prevent clumps/seizing.
but once it has set up and aged, you can knead in your regular gel colors.

if you are wanting a dark color, start with semi-sweet MC or dark colored candy metls because you will have to add to much gel to get to your target and it will change the consistency.

diane

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cakegroove Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 6:19pm
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I wonder if red will be hard to get to like it is with fondant?

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niccicola Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 6:28pm
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start with pink

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cakegroove Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 7:39pm
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actually just found that Merckens sells red candy melts. [email protected]

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