Topic Title: can white choc. almond bark not be colored? Created On Friday April 22, 2011 10:28 AM
Posted: Friday April 22, 2011 10:28 AM
i tried to color white chocolate almond bark yellow for my cake balls and almost as soon as i added the color it turned to almost a playdoh texture. is there any way i can fix this or did i just waste the stuff?
i used 4 chunks of the bark, and i used a dot of the golden yellow wilton paste and realized OH SHOOT that isnt yellow. then i used a squirt of McCormick jel color dont know how much. Enough to make it a lemon yellow.
Here's what I use when I'm making mints and use almond bark for drizzling - I add a few wilton colored candy chips - just a few at a time until I get the color that I want. Sometimes I will even mix colors if I don't have the right color. I'd try that if you really want a candy / chocolate texture.
i was trying to avoid buying anything else. i have spent a fortune the past month on cake stuff. i may just melt the white and do easter egg shapes and decorate them like easter eggs instead of the chicks. that way i dont have to worry about the chocolate getting icky
I just finished making cosmetics for a cake using white chocolate and black candy melts (will post pics soon). I used my wilton gel colors for everything without any problems. I don't know about almond bark but the gels work for me with the chocolate and the candy melts (they melted a grey color and I wanted black so I added black gel). I assume you were trying to make a thinner chocolate to coat the balls with and if that's the case then you have to add cream or oil to thin the chocolate out. I think that if you rewarmed the chocolate and added some cream it'll be ok. HTH
I haven't had problems using gel colors either, but they CAN cause problems. I've just been lucky. JnellH and some others haven't been lucky. The original post goes back to April of 2011. Now anyone else who hasn't been lucky and has done a search for answers and found this thread, has a variety of solutions to try.
Yes, you can color almond bark using the gel. I had to think outside of the box, and decided to color the coconut oil, then introduce it to the almond bark. If you are not familiar with coconut oil, it is the greatest stuff ever. I heated it to almost liquid form then whipped in the gel coloring, then stirred it into the almond bark, and got this vibrant yellow hue. I attached the picture to show you ;)
Bad news, it's too large of a file, and I am not at a point to change the size.
It works, Ive got 25+ years working with food and candy coating kills me every time . . .
I found this forum by searching for an answer, then I figured I would pass on the experiment results. I have a friend who bakes professionally, and refuses to go any darker than a pastel, but I just succeeded with yellow in the shade of egg yolks ;-)