Red Fondant Question

Decorating By suzylynn58 Updated 15 Jun 2008 , 4:16pm by AKS

suzylynn58 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 2:34pm
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I am doing a dump truck and need to use red fondant. I am using Michelle F's recipe. In the past with MMF, it became very dry and crumbly when adding Americolor super red. Any tips on getting red fondant that will not end up like that. Haven;t tried it yet with Michelle's. Maybe since hers is a different texture, it will work better.

Thanks,
Susan

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mindywith3boys Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 2:41pm
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I have heard, but haven't actually tried, red kool-aid added. You mix it in when it's soupy before you add powdered sugar. You may still need to add some color, but it should give you a good base.

HTH!

suzylynn58 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 3:05pm
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Thanks, I've already made the fondant, so can't try that with this batch.

Susan

lapazlady Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 3:16pm
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I don't think the red color additive is what made the fondant dry. Can you try moistening your hands and knead a bit of extra liquid into it? If it's MMF, try adding a bit of Crisco. Again, coat your hands (wear gloves) and knead it into the MMF. You can always knead a bit of extra moisture into the fondant. Let us know how you fare. HTH

tiggy2 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 7:48pm
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I've colored chocopan red with chefmaster liqua gel color and it came out great. I don't know about mmf.

suzylynn58 Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 1:36am
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When I had the crumbly fondant I did all those things, the shortening and extra liquid. But nothing worked. It was a big mess. I will be doing the dump truck cake for Sat with Michelle F's fondant and will post how it went.

susan

vdrsolo Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 1:07pm
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Satin Ice Red!

dennishaskins Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 3:36pm
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if you have an airbrush, that would be your best bet.

suzylynn58 Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 12:28pm
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okay, i did the truck yesterday. colored MichelleF's fondant pink first then added super red. It was just fine. smooth and pliant. thanks for all the tips.

Susan

AKS Posted 15 Jun 2008 , 4:16pm
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Try candy colors as opposed to icing gel colors. There's something in them that withstands the shortening or something andthe colors are much more vivid. HTH.

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