Coloring Fondant With A...

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summernoelle Posted 30 May 2007 , 5:18pm
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food processor? I read in the Cake Bible that you can color fondant in the food processor so you don't have to knead it in. Has anyone tried this?

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summernoelle Posted 30 May 2007 , 5:44pm
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summernoelle Posted 30 May 2007 , 10:00pm
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aoliveira Posted 31 May 2007 , 1:43am
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I have never heard of this, but I can't imagine that it would work. Fodant is thick and heavy. Would the food processor be able to handle it?
Sorry I couldn't be of any help.

If you try it, please post the results.

Good luck,
Alex

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JILBRY Posted 31 May 2007 , 1:58am
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I am also interested in the results. Sorry, we can't help with the question, summernoelle.
Good luck,
Jill

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handymama Posted 31 May 2007 , 2:09am
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Just heard about this yesterday, but haven't tried it. Perhaps softening slightly in the microwave first would help.

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summernoelle Posted 6 Jun 2007 , 7:57pm
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OK, so I tried the fondant in the food processor. I have a Kitchen Aid one, so it is pretty powerful. I had to do it in about 3 batches. When you put it in, it breaks up into teeny tiny pieces and kind of looks like that Nerds candy. But it easily comes back together when you take it out, and is warm, so I didn't have to wear out my hands while kneading it.
It wasn't COMPLETELY uniform in color (there were some streaks of white), so it does need a little bit of kneading, but it still kept the food coloring off my hands and saved me some time.

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Kitagrl Posted 6 Jun 2007 , 8:10pm
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Hmm.... interesting to know but doesn't sound like it saves enough time to be worth it. Three batches vs. one batch, and the wear on the motor.

Cool experiment though! thumbs_up.gif

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doescakestoo Posted 6 Jun 2007 , 8:18pm
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Sounds interesting good to know that it does work. Have to remember that.

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i_heart_pastry Posted 6 Jun 2007 , 8:21pm
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This is how I frequently color my marshmallow fondant. It works great & is quick if I have a big hunk of fondant to color. Saves time & more importantly saves my hands from all that kneading. If I'm making a whole batch or multiple batches in the same color, I add the coloring to water a shade deeper than I want my final result. Then I use the colored water when I melt my marshmallows. This works great for multiple batches of the same color, b/c they come out exactly the same shade (you just use the same amount of the same water in each batch). For small amounts of fondant for accents, I just knead in the coloring - it's less work than having to wash the processor bowl & blade! icon_lol.gif

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ShirleyW Posted 6 Jun 2007 , 8:25pm
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You can also knead coloring into your fondant in the KitchenAid with your dough hook attachment. But same results, it will not be evenly colored and you will still have to knead to bring it together to a uniform color. I still like Nic Lodge's way of coloring fondant. Make a small ball of fondant about the size of a small ping pong ball, color it with gel or paste color a shade or two darker than what you want for the finished color. Add the ball to about 1 lb. of white fondant and knead in. You can pull and twist the fondant if you want a marbled color, or continue to knead until the color is uniform.

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summernoelle Posted 6 Jun 2007 , 9:20pm
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Thanks for all the advice!

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starra328 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 7:58am
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Originally Posted by i_heart_pastry

This is how I frequently color my marshmallow fondant. It works great & is quick if I have a big hunk of fondant to color. Saves time & more importantly saves my hands from all that kneading. If I'm making a whole batch or multiple batches in the same color, I add the coloring to water a shade deeper than I want my final result. Then I use the colored water when I melt my marshmallows. This works great for multiple batches of the same color, b/c they come out exactly the same shade (you just use the same amount of the same water in each batch). For small amounts of fondant for accents, I just knead in the coloring - it's less work than having to wash the processor bowl & blade! icon_lol.gif

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