How to add food dye to melted white chocolate?
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:13 AM
I've made two attempts. I've melted white chocolate in a sauce pan. Once it was melted I added food coloring and it basically turned to a play dough like material. 2nd time I used white almond bark, but attempted a homemade double boiler...bottom saucepan with almost boiling water, metal pie plate on top, then smaller saucepan sitting on the pie plate, and melted the almond bark. Again, it melted fine, but as soon as I added the food coloring, again, play dough.
I have a Lego Mold that I am using. I really need the melted chocolate to be in pourable form. The playdough type material is going the job done, but not neatly and not easily. The Lego Cake Pops do not look as good as they should.
ps. We don't have a microwave, so I can't melt chocolate that way.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:17 AM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:32 AM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:53 AM
You either need the colored melting chocolates or to buy an oil based food color at the decorating store.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:56 AM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:50 AM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:55 AM
I am using the gel kind. I was looking around online and apparently it's not possible to use the gel/liquid. It will bind it up...which is exactly what I was experiencing. I guess I have to use a paste or powder...which frankly I wasn't aware existed, lol. Guess a trip to Michaels is on the to-do list.
Michael's should have the colored candy melts. Mine does, at least. I don't remember seeing powdered food colorings, but I also have never had an occasion to look for them.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:59 AM
Hmm, wonder if this could count as a science lesson today, lol?
Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:28 PM
These are formulated so the candy will not seize.