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post #1 of 39
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Does anyone have any tips or info on how to make colorful seashells out of white chocolate? I have chocolate molds that I plan on using, but would like to give them a colorful look for a beach wedding theme. What would you recommend using? Luster dust, candy colors, gel colors? Nothing really vibrant, but more like muted pastel colored shells. Thanks so much!
post #2 of 39
I like to use colored dusts (petal or luster dusts, depending on the look you are going for) and I brush the color right into the molds before pouring in the chocolate. It looks really great and if you feel it needs a little more you can just brush a bit more on after you unmold.
Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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post #3 of 39
Thread Starter 
Tara, do you mix liquid in with the dusts before you paint the molds, or do you just use the dust dry?
post #4 of 39
I just dry dust the molds.
Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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post #5 of 39
Thread Starter 
Ok awesome - thanks for your input! I'm definitely going to try that.
post #6 of 39
I have also used a small (child size) paintbrush, and painted dry luster dust onto the white chocolate shells after they have hardened... I think there is a picture of them in my photos... you can of course go as light or dark as you want them.
post #7 of 39
i sat in a demo last year. the girl was with jennifer dontz.. she had the choc. shells already molded.. then used her brush and picked up several shades of colors.. that blended with each other and painted her shells. they were gorgeous..i can,t think of her name. so , people do them different way. i really loved her way..hth
post #8 of 39
I was in a demo at the last ICES convention on beach themed cakes. One of the demonstrators was Jennifer Dontz (jennifermi on Cake Central). She just dusted the shells after she took them out of the molds with different shades of pearl dust and a little sparkle - WOW they were so pretty! She even piped some coral out of white chocolate onto wax paper and that really looked awesome on the cake! She is very helpful if you need to ask her anything....I think she has a couple of these beach cakes in her photos.
Good luck!
post #9 of 39
Dry dust with luster dust or petal dust if you don't want them shimmery. See my photos for a cake covered with shells.
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post #10 of 39
I made some pastel shells that sound similar to what you are looking for. I was in a bit of a time crunch so I only used one color per shell. I used (non-toxic) chalk dust from chalk I got at Michaels.
LL
post #11 of 39
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i sat in a demo last year. the girl was with jennifer dontz.. she had the choc. shells already molded.. then used her brush and picked up several shades of colors.. that blended with each other and painted her shells. they were gorgeous..i can,t think of her name. so , people do them different way. i really loved her way..hth



It was probably the incredibly talented Denise Talbot. Her shells blow my mind!

I also just mold them in white, then dry dust with various colors of luster dust. The mermaid and the luau giftbox cakes in my photos features shells prepared in this way.
post #12 of 39
I dust after they are unmolded. Just a few different colors then pearl after they are colored.
post #13 of 39
Wonderful advice everyone, thanks! When you say "white chocolate" does that include candy melts or just the almond bark stuff? tia dunce.gif
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post #14 of 39
I found when I did my shells that the white candy melts were slightly off-white and very difficult to get the dust to stick to them. I used candy melts that were labeled for wedding decoration that I got at either walmart or michaels and those worked really well. They were white-white and the luster dust stuck really well. I probably wouldn't use the candy melts again!
post #15 of 39
That's odd, SweetMelissa. I usually use my off-white candy for shells so I don't waste my white-white candy!

I don't know why your off-white candy didn't cooperate, but FYI to everyone -- make sure to dust your shells when they're at room temp, not straight from the frig. If they're cold, the dust won't stick and the condensation will cause the dust to clump up.
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