I am getting started on my next project, and boy I did not think it would be as difficult as it has been. I have been commissioned to make a wedding cake with rock candy as it decoration. In terquois of all colors, I was thinking no big deal, I'll get on line and search for terquois rock candy, buy a box and be ready to put the cake together! NOPe! Not tha simple. First of all I found out that terquois rock candy does not exists, and it's not easy to find the stuff in stock anywhere right now. So I first needed to figure out if I could dye it myself, my first success! It is dyeable. Second to find 5-10 pounds of white rock candy, online out of stock everywhere and 5 stores later I was able to get 1 box. Yep, 1, 5 lb box in all of salt lake valley. Now that I have the candy it is time to show you how to dye it. It's not rocket science I promise. My 5 and 6 year old helped me do it.
Start with taking the candy off its strings then smash it up to the size you need for your project,
put the candy in a zip top bag and put a small, very small dot of paste food color of your choice in the bag and shake around the candy. Add more color until you reach the desired shade.