How do I get my fondant very red I will be making a cake today and I need my fondant to be red for the on my American Flag that will be on top of my cake Ple ase any help is appreciated.
Hopefully you have plenty of red color on hand!
I use CK Product gel: Super Chinese Red it's the only one i've come across that makes a true red. Many of the cc'ers use Americolor, but i'm not familiar with them.
Rule number 1: remember to wear food prep gloves!!!
I form a bowl shape in the amount of fondant I want to color and put in about a teaspoon of red color, fold it over, and kneed it in...adding more red gel as needed. That amount of color sometimes softens the fondant too much, so I add some ps as well.
Don't try to color large amounts of fondant at one time....do it in smaller batches, then eventually kneed all the batches together to get a uniform color.
I agree with cakedout about the smaller batches...works better to color small ones and then put it all together. Unless you have arms like the Goveror of California! I use Americolor's Super Red. It still takes quite a bit- but it eventually works out! I've heard that some people start by using strawberry powdered jello and that adds a base color as well as flavor. Worth a try!
Thank You for all your help I'm really not looking forward to this