Edible Paints

Joined Jun 8, 2018
Hi everyone,
I am trying to make different edible paints.
Originally I was trying to make them chocolate based but with rather mixed success as they are either too runy, set or split and dont stay paintable for very long.
They are supposed to incorporate different flavours as well.
Does anyone have any ideas of how to accoplish this?
Joined Oct 1, 2006
Hi TF,

Welcome to CT!

Do a search for Cocoa Painting, mixing Cocoa powder with an Alcohol base. This might lead you to some experienced artists that do regular painting involving food products.
Joined May 4, 2005
I use food coloring diluted with a tiny bit of vodka. What are you painting?

Not sure if flavoring the paint is worth it. Sounds kind of pointless because there is so little. If so, dilute the coloring with extracts. Just a little though.
Joined Jun 27, 2012
Are you wanting to apply color to molded chocolates?
If so start with a cocoa butter base and go from there.
I get why you would like to make your own (the ‘butter is wicked expensive) but IME it is smart to go ahead and order from a reputable source and be done with it.
My go to is chefrubber.com but if you are in the UK squireskitchen.com would be a more sensible choice.

With the popularity of painted designs on rolled fondant covered cakes on the rise I reach for either airbrush colors or mix my own using a good powder brand and vodka.

Joined Mar 4, 2015
At first I read the title to this as "Edible Pants"......just saying
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