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coloring candy melts?

post #1 of 20
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Hello! I bought some candy melts... they are white.. can i put some wiltonn paste in there to color it a different color??
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post #2 of 20
this may not help much but i know you can not put the liquid coloring in it. i have never tried to paste sorry.
post #3 of 20
For the candy clay recipe, it says you can knead in paste and that's 1/2 candy melts, 1/2 corn syrup...so I would think so. I'm trying tonight w/ the candy clay...I'll let you know.
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post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by edcjenv

For the candy clay recipe, it says you can knead in paste and that's 1/2 candy melts, 1/2 corn syrup...so I would think so. I'm trying tonight w/ the candy clay...I'll let you know.

oh yeah so i guess it would be ok i didnt think of that. almost 2 years ago we treid coloring some melts with yellow liquid food coloring it turned out to look like thatr cheap nasty melted chesse thats really greasy. it was awful.
post #5 of 20
Wilton makes something called "Primary Candy Colors Set" - it's
concentrated oil-based color that are made to blend into Wilton Candy Melts. Contains red, blue, yellow and orange; 1/4 oz. jars.

I used these for the first time last week and the colors came out great!
post #6 of 20
I have not tried the paste...but I have used the Wilton candy colors. That worked good, but it is designed for this purpose. I would try the paste and see what happens. Let us know! icon_smile.gif
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post #7 of 20
susan--eeew...I can see why you'd avoid it... but see I can make any type of mistake (in baking) and DH will still gobble it up w/a smile LOL it's great icon_smile.gif
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post #8 of 20
ewww no way i bet he would have ran away from this mess. my kids wouldnt even touch it. i was like its candy and they said yeah right. this was awful. you know its bad when boys wont try it. lol
post #9 of 20
I used white candy melts colored in various shades form the MBA graduation cake in the gallery. I used the Wilton candy colors. If you use paste or water-based colors, the chocolate can freeze up and won't flow smoothly.
post #10 of 20
when working with chocolate, you cannot use any coloring that contains water. The water makes the chocolate seize, and become globy and gloopy. The colors made for the candy melts contain oil, no water and they work! Good Luck!
post #11 of 20
susan--wow that must have been pretty bad! I have picky kids, but if I say the word candy they'd eat about anything! LOL

FYI I just added the color to U.Sam's head and it's lookin' good so far! I think Wiltom paste may be the way to go icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 20
my kids arent picky at all. so thats how bad it was. I cant wait to see your cake when you are done.
post #13 of 20
You should've posted a picture of that (haha)!
I'll definitely post it...let's just pray it doesn't make the 'cake disasters' forum! icon_smile.gif
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post #14 of 20
lol no no we dont want to make people sick on here.

Im sure it will be great. no disasters
post #15 of 20
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THANKS FOR ALL your help!! i guess im off to michaels in the morning! LOL!!!
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