Red Mmf! How Do You Get It?

Decorating By 4starcakes Updated 10 May 2008 , 5:07pm by 4Gifts4Lisa

4starcakes Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:15am
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What is the trick to getting truly red MMF?

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kakeladi Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:19am
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Like any other icing it takes lots of gel color; lots of time to develop and lots of patients(sp?)!
Start w/a deep pink; orange or yellow depending on the tone of red you want. That will help keep down the amount of gel you need.
Remember, fondant dries one shade lighter. This is the opposite of b'cream.

apetricek Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:30am
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Americolor Red gel...it is the BEST and makes stuff super RED, and no horrible taste like the Wilton Paste. I know you can get it through Global Sugar Art, and I have also seen it on ebay. Good luck! Hope this helps!

linedancer Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:30am
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I use Americolor super red. It doesn't take as much as Wiltons. I also color dark colors the day before. The color deepens as it sits.

cakelady11215 Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:34am
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onebigdogmama posted this in response to my post about red BC, maybe it works for fondant too? http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-357113-red.html+duff

leily Posted 10 May 2008 , 2:09am
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Color your melted marshmallows before adding the PS. It takes a lot less color and is a lot easier on your hands instead of kneading everything

apetricek Posted 10 May 2008 , 4:08am
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Satin Ice also makes premade/precolored red fondant too if you don't feel like bothering with the coloring...

lchristi27 Posted 10 May 2008 , 4:30am
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Originally Posted by leily

Color your melted marshmallows before adding the PS. It takes a lot less color and is a lot easier on your hands instead of kneading everything




Ditto! Also if you can find them, the strawberry marshmallows give a great start to the red, and they taste AWESOME in MMF. You can see in my pictures the red fondant.

Ariginal Posted 10 May 2008 , 4:34am
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i use to add colour to my fondant but it affects the taste and can be quite sickly now i airbrush red, black etc... but i will say the powder concentrate is really good...

4Gifts4Lisa Posted 10 May 2008 , 5:07pm
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Satin Ice...LOL!

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