Originally Posted by spoiledtoodef
Ok, that cake is awesome. I have a few questions for you before I tempt the transfers.
1) I know you will need the chocolate (brown) melts to make the black. However, if you were just starting out would you just purchase a large amount of the white melts and color them or would you purchase individual colored melts?
2) I purchased every set of the Americolor that they have out on market. Will I be able to color the melts with the regular Americolors. I also purchased all of the Amerimist for the airbrush I am not sure if they would work.
3) Is there a certain brand of melts you like better than others? Where do you like to purchase your melts? I will have to order them via internet, Naples Italy is very limited on their cake decorating supplies.
Thanks for all of your help. I have been afraid to try the FBCT, but I will try this once I know what to purchase....Once again thanks......Kim
1. I would get both. I find that getting the pre-colured ones saves time but then, if you have the white ones on hand, you can always get any colour you want.
2. Actually checked the site info here about the Americolours. Here it is, quoted from the site:
Americolor Soft Gel Paste will color: bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter, whipped toppings and icings, buttercream icing, royal icing, rolled fondant, gum paste, marzipan, compound coating and white chocolate (with addition of Flo-Coat). Use your imagination! Soft Gel Paste will color just about anything you need to color!
So you need to get Flo-Coat and then you can use them.
3. Well I am in Canada, so for the chocolate ones, I get Neilson's, a maker of chocolate bars. For the others I get Merckens because they are cheaper for me than the Wilton ones. You can also use the better quality chocolate wafers like Belgian Chocolate etc. following the manufacturer's directions. So you can use real chocolate according to directions or what is termed white chocolate compound, confectionary covering, candy coating compound - there are different terms used for this product.
I purchase at a store called the Bulk Barn but they are only in certain parts of Canada, from what I understand. You can get these compounds from the usual baking supply stores on the internet. Likely www. sugarcraft.com and the usual ones in the U.K. too.
Hope that helps,