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Topic: painting on chocolate candy molds
CJR4LSU 08/01/2009 10:15 PM
Has anyone done this? What's the best way to do it-vodka or vanilla?
houmoore4 08/01/2009 10:42 PM
I use vodka - paint - take a drink - paint - take a drink. lol I use vodka. I like the way it evaporates quickly.
CJR4LSU 08/01/2009 10:46 PM
Thanks! I'll actually have to go buy some (now if you said clear rum, I'd have that n hand-LOL)
caf 08/02/2009 1:58 PM
what coloring do you use? Is it made special for candy or can you use the gel colors for the icing? Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question but I really don't know much about chocolate decorating. Thanks in advance.
Jeanne G 08/02/2009 2:07 PM
What exactly are you painting? Luster dust?
CJR4LSU 08/02/2009 2:47 PM
I'm sorry, Jeanne G, yes luster dust. And since the pieces of candy are cooled in the fridge, I didn't know if the condensation (if any) would mess up the luster dust.
chinasam 08/02/2009 2:56 PM
I am so glad you started this thread, CJR4LSU. I bought candy molds yesterday for an upcoming event (9 months from now!! My son's high school graduation) and I want to do drama masks candy in gold and silver. But I had no idea how to. As always, someone else has done it before! Thanks! I am going to practice today....
Jeanne G 08/02/2009 2:56 PM
I wait until they aren't cold and paint on them dry. You can still use the vodka ... just drink it.
CJR4LSU 08/02/2009 2:58 PM
You're funny Jeanne. Thanks for answering.....
bunnywoman 08/02/2009 4:28 PM
Vodka or everclear.......never vanilla.
CJR4LSU 08/02/2009 5:40 PM
bunnywiman-I'm going to ask a stupid said "not vanilla"-is that for just on chocolate, or anytime you use luster dust?
Shatsi 08/02/2009 6:38 PM
What do you use vodka for?
Jeanne G 08/02/2009 7:47 PM
Screwdrivers, bloody marys, black Russians, Harvey Wallbangers ...
caf 08/17/2009 12:22 PM
CJR4LSU 08/17/2009 12:27 PM
Sorry, I started this thread and then haven't had time to respond....
For those asking about the vodka, you mix small amounts of the luster dust and vodka, and then paint that on. I did make my treasure cest mold, but haven't assembled the pieces and haven't painted them yet. I was just mainly playing around, but will post when I have it done (hopefully in the next day or two).....
caf 08/17/2009 9:24 PM
sorry to ask again but no one answered - are there special color gels for candy or can you use the cake color gels? Thanks.
CJR4LSU 08/17/2009 9:30 PM
When painting on (chocolates, fondant, etc) you can use luster dust mixed with vodka. I have also used the regular Wilton gel colors mixed with clear vanilla when painting on fondant pieces, but figured that would not work on these chocolate pieces. (Sorry I didn't see your question earlier.)