Tips On Coloring A Huge Amt Of Fondant?

Decorating By gdkerplunk Updated 9 Jul 2008 , 6:07pm by aswartzw

gdkerplunk Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 5:15pm
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I don't want to buy colored fondant, I'd rather color it myself. But the one time I've colored a tiny handful of fondant, it took forever!

Any tips on doing a large amt? Enough to cover a 3 tier cake? Without all being slightly different shades?

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Doug Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 5:20pm
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add color when first melting the marshmallows.

Dirtystreetz Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 5:43pm
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I think it also depends on the coloring you use. Something that you can actually count the drops. I use a brand called spectrum. And have no problem making large amounts of one color and it being consistent. I've been able to make some deep reds with no problems.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 5:58pm
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If I'm colouring a large amount for a tiered cake, I divide the fondant into 3 or 4 equalish blobs and colour each blob separately and then knead the whole lot together at the end to make sure it's even. HTH!

vixterfsu Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 5:59pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

add color when first melting the marshmallows.



when just starting Fondant or gumpaste I always put the color I want in.
If it needs to be darker, I add more and it doesn't take alot of work.

Suebee Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 6:05pm
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I divide the fondant into two piles. Color each one and then divide each one in half and kneed the two opposite piles together. Keep dividing and kneeding opposite piles until well mixed.

aswartzw Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 6:07pm
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If you make MMF, I know you can add it to the liquid part (before adding the powdered sugar). I believe other homemade fondants work the same way.

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