First off today – a warning! If you are a person who does not like to use or consume artificial food coloring and/or additives, turn away. Now!
Over the next week of so I will be posting some little tutorials in readiness for some upcoming work I am doing for Echo Park and the Christmas Countdown at Artfull Crafts.
This came about as I was looking for some Halloween Candy here in New Zealand – and of course no-one celebrates Halloween here so I was pretty much out of luck -so I thought I would make my own.
I really wanted orange and black but of course you could use this technique to make your custom colours for pretty much any occasion. Imagine a wedding with party favors filled with custom coloured mints to match a dress.
- Place a small amount of food coloring in a plastic tub
- Spread color around the base of container
- Add your lollies and shake
- Leave to dry for half an hour
This worked well with all the smooth candies I tried – which were Kool-Mints, Jaffas and Tic-Tacs. Anyone outside New Zealand will now be thinking I am speaking a different language – but just look for some smooth or shiny candy and you will be fine!
Point to remember – this coloring is VERY concentrated and will stain whatever it touches – including the inside of your kids mouths so don’t be alarmed if they turn orange!
I am linking up this project to these websites here.