HOW TO COLOR MODELING CHOCOLATE (CANDY CLAY):
White modeling chocolate can be colored using gel, liquid or powdered food coloring. I recommend using candy coloring, but icing coloring will work, as well. Grocery store liquid food coloring will work in a pinch, just know that by adding liquid to the modeling chocolate, that it will become a bit softer.
I recommend using food handling gloves when coloring modeling chocolate, or you will end up with brightly colored hands that may take days to return to normal.
If you need a large amount of any one color, you can make the candy clay using colored confectionery coating wafers.
Coloring Modeling Chocolate using Candy Coloring:
- Add a drop of color to the modeling chocolate and knead until well blended.
- Add more drops of color until you reach the desired shade.
Remember, you can always add more coloring, but you can’t take it out, so add drops slowly then knead and check the color before adding more.
Get the modeling chocolate recipe, here.
You can find these brands of chocolate coloring on Amazon.com
Coloring Modeling Chocolate using powdered food coloring:
- Sprinkle a small amount of coloring onto the chocolate clay and knead until well blended.
- Add more color as needed to get your desired shade.
Use powdered coloring when making really dark colored modeling chocolate. You will need a lot of coloring and adding too much liquid or gel coloring will make it too soft. Or, you can simply use colored confectionery coating wafers.
Powdered Food Coloring (including some natural choices)
How to Fix Dry Modeling Chocolate
How to Fix Hard, Sticky, or Soft Modeling Chocolate
How to Store and Work With Modeling Chocolate
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