Make The Colors Gold And Black
by Beth Schmitt
I need to make the colors gold & black for Saints NFL team. I hope you can help.
I've been to all the crafts stores, no one is able to help! I want to color chocolate to dip pretzels for the Superbowl.
The saints colors are black and gold. Do I have to use candy coloring to do this? or food coloring? Or can I just mix the candy melts to get the colors? What colors make gold or antique gold?
I found black coloring for frosting. Will this work in melted chocolates?
That's a toughie! :) To make the colors gold and black may be a bit of a challenge when it comes to chocolate candy melts.
I have to say, I love the idea, though. You can also drizzle the melted candy over popcorn for another theme treat! :) My sister-in-law makes appropriate colored popcorn for all different occasions.
For the Gold, I would suggest using the peanut butter or butterscotch melts at Candyland Crafts
. That would be the easiest option.
In a pinch, you could probably even just use peanut butter or butterscotch chips from the grocery store. They can be a little tricky when melting at times. You may need to add a little Crisco shortening to the chips to keep them melting smoothly.
For the black color for the Saints, you'll have to do some form of mixing. I doubt the frosting coloring will be a good option. It depends on the base. Chocolate is sensitive and if it gets any water in it, the chocolate will just seize up. That's why they make special coloring for chocolate
. Black is one of the options they have available for candy colors.
To get black, you'll have to either use candy tints or try mixing two or more types of colored melts. I would suggest red and blue to get black as your most likely combination. Sometimes people will mix red, blue, and yellow (the primary colors) to get black.
I've never purposely tried to make black colored chocolate so I can't guarantee this will work - it just seems like the best option.
Beth, I hope that you'll take some photos of your Superbowl Pretzels so that we can see them - however they turn out. :)