Ok CC members, I need help with a decorating question. I bought some organic cocoa butter to use for painting on fondant/gumpaste. I searched in vain on the good ole web for information regarding the how to’s. How best to warm up my cocoa butter, how to incorporate food colouring. What kind of colouring is best?? Powdered, gel, paste?? You get the drift. Nary a tutorial could I find. Hopefully someone here can direct me.
I watched a tv show with the chocolate guy from pairs -- has a shop in new York -- i'll think of his name -- anyway -- he used powdered color in cocoa butter -- I tried it -- worked great -- other medium might work also -- well anything without water in it -- candy color --
Good to know. I did learn a tip from a post I saw a few years ago. Use a painting pallet for mixing your cocoa butter colours and put pallet on a heating pad on low to keep your cocoa butter from hardening up. I’ve painted with shortening, but I didn’t like that it didn’t seem to dry. Well at least for me it took weeks to harden. Even with the addition of meringue powder.
he pressed stamps into his cocoa butter paint and stamped designs on things but you could paint with it -- I still have my 10+ year old jar of cocoa butter -- i'm going to make some hand & foot cream with peppermint oil...any minute
Ha Ha K8memphis I was just looking up recipes for body moisturizer with cocoa butter!!
great minds think alike and old feet need liniment hahahaha
Ya'll are both crazy! -K8memphis, I know you understand, but our Canadian friend may not, lol. June, that means "both of you". I do understand about the old feet needing moisturizer, though!!
June, you have probably already seen my reply on other sites. From watching Calli on the Paul Bradford training video, I learned to melt the cocoa butter over warm water, use powdered colors, use clean cocoa butter to clean the brush and stop occasionally to remove hardening cocoa butter from your brush. I have done it this was once and it worked great. I had the same experience as you with the Crisco. Worked beautifully, but months later, I still don't think it is dry.
Sandra, what do you mean? Canadian friend may not? i'm not following too well here
My not understand the "ya'll". I was being cheeky. We are both southerners, so I know you are familiar with the term. I know June is, too. Just being silly.
oh oh oh oh oh -- I knew I was missing something ha!
carry on, y'all
Yes, K8memphis & Sandra...this Canadian girl understands y'all.
Y"all come back now, ya hear..