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Can I use Almond Bark to make modeling chocolate?

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I don't have powdered food coloring so I thought I could get around that by using almond bark with gel colors and corn syrup. Will this work?
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I am wondering the same thing...so I will give you a bump.
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post #3 of 12
Probably because it's basically a dipping candy coating. Check the ingredients on it to be sure there's no corn syrup already in there.
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post #4 of 12
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atcake, have you tried it? I have a car cake to make this week with limited time so I want to make sure before I go to the effort. icon_biggrin.gif
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I'm shamlessly bumping my own post because I have to make this tonight. Anyone?
post #6 of 12
After it's made into candy clay you can use regular colors. I use almond bark all the time. I have a chunk around here somewhere and I was gonna test it to be sure--but please you test it first ok? Test it in a little bit of the candy--I'm sure it's fine to do this but test it first anyway ok? After the candy clay is made--and cooled to room temp--add some color to a bit of it--should be fine.

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #7 of 12
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Thanks K8!
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Well I used Almond Bark and it worked really well. At first the chocolate and corn syrup seemed to separate out and it became oily. It set up overnight though and was FANTASTIC to work with. I added the color while I was kneading it and it worked like a dream....in case anyone else is interested. icon_biggrin.gif
post #9 of 12

Thanks!  I'm trying this today so I am glad someone answered!!!  Thank you !!!

post #10 of 12

there's a youtube channel called How to cook that, she made a modeling chocolate video about trying different ways of making it, you should really check that out.

post #11 of 12

almond bark is just confectioners coating with a touch of flavoring, right.  You can make a modeling clay out of confectioners coating so why not.  Real chocolate taste better, but it's just for decorations so go for it, and enjoy.

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post #12 of 12

If you are going to make just 1 color, it's easier to add the color to the corn syrup and mix it and then mix with the bark. It's easier than kneading the color in after the clay has set.

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