Jump to content

Can I add colour to candy melts?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 SeaPrincess

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

DS2 is having a Lego birthday party. I have a mould to make Lego bricks and I was going to do them with candy melts, but the colours aren't as bold as actual Lego colours. Can I colour the candy melts with gel colours? (eg, I would add yellow to yellow candy melts)

Thanks!
R

#2 i-candi

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:30 PM

Apparently it seizes if you use gel colour, I did read that you can add oil if this happens. You should use powder colour.

Google Bakerella, she has some good tutorials. I was watching cake pops last night using candy melts.

#3 LoT

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

Go to House and ask advice. There is an additive you can get that allows you to do it - I heard it at a cake pop demo, but I was a bit distracted by the kids climbing up, trying to steal the cake pops!

#4 Wiggle-fan's_Mum

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

Wilton make Candy colours - colours specifically for chocolate/candy melts, Americolor also make a colouring for candy melts/chocolate - they are oil based rather than water based as per gel.  I have used the Wilton ones without any problem at all, although the other week I needed pink chocolate and was sure I had some red in teh cupboard, I ,elted the choc and pulled out the box - no red (oh I remembered I used it all on Elmo cake pops the other month) panic panic google and I used Wilton gel colouring which thickened the chocolate (but did not seize it fortunately)so I thinned it with a little melted copha and it was perfect.

#5 laughter

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

I used coloured fondant when i did my lego bits using the silcone moulds. They came out much easier than the candy melts (I tried them first).


#6 SeaPrincess

Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:31 AM

QUOTE (laughter @ 19/11/2012, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I used coloured fondant when i did my lego bits using the silcone moulds. They came out much easier than the candy melts (I tried them first).

Did you just press the fondant into the moulds?
I assumed the candy melts would come out as easily as chocolates do and hold their shape better than fondant.

I will try our local Kitchen Warehouse for candy colours and advice - it's massive and usually there's someone who actually seems to know what they're talking about.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Mum shares hilarious story about attempting shower sex

As most parents know, finding time for sex post-kids is one of life's not-so-little challenges.

16 things you'll learn on the preschool party circuit

Kids birthday parties sound fun in the abstract but the reality is they often end up an introverts worst nightmare – forced social interaction in the name of good parenting.

The 92-year-old who's a great-great-great-grandmother

A 92-year-old Canadian woman has become a great-great-great grandmother this week after the family welcomed a baby boy.

The Pramrolla mimics a walk in the park to help your baby get to sleep

Simply put the pram brake on, set the wheels on top of the Pramrolla, plug it in and off they go ... or so they think.

Beyonce shares surreal pregnancy photo shoot

Pop superstar Beyonce on Thursday released a slew of photos of herself posing pregnant and nude.

Airport staff order mum to squeeze her breasts to prove she's lactating

A Singaporean mum of two has spoken about her humiliation at the hands of German airport security guards who ordered her to prove she could breastfeed.

How to keep your baby or toddler safe at home

Child-proofing tips that will ensure your home remains a safe haven for curious toddlers and babies on the move.

Told to get rid of their dogs, this expectant couple took the sweetest photos instead

When the couple conceived their first human child they came under enormous pressure to give up their dogs.

Bereaved parents take baby home for 'family time' after death, thanks to cuddle cot

A bereaved mother has spoken about her decision to take her daughter's body home to spend time as a family before her funeral.

'Get off your phone!': the daycare note that's got people talking

A note posted by a US daycare facility has urged parents to get off their phone when collecting their children:

Babysitter's creative 'hands-free' baby carrier hack

We've all been there – you need to hold the baby, but you also need to eat.

Will these be the most on-trend baby names of 2017?

Nameberry has crunched the numbers, predicting which monikers will see a rise in 2017.

Firefighter adopts the baby he helped deliver

Five years ago firefighter Marc Hadden took an emergency call that changed his life.

Mum shares graphic image to highlight importance of rear-facing car seats for kids

A British safety blogger has shared a graphic photo of the damage a seatbelt can do in a car accident in a bid to persuade more parents to use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible with their kids.

Pharrell Williams and his wife welcome triplets

Now that's a good way to start the new year.

Turn yourself into a child's climbing gym with this wearable vest

It's such a neat idea for those living in high density apartment blocks where children may struggle to get enough physical activity.

Bugaboo unveils its new Bugaboo Bee5

The lightweight and compact Bugaboo Bee has been on the scene for a decade now.

The first few weeks of pregnancy: surreal, scary, exciting

It is okay to be worried, nervous, anxious, in love and happy all at the same time.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.