I am a beginner cake decorator...really only do them for friends or family, and now I am planning my daughter's 3rd birthday cake...
It's gonna be a Dora the Explorer cake and I really have no clue as to how to mix a bright pink color for my fondant... I know how to do pastel pink, but just adding more red is not going to do it! ANyone can help me out???? Thank you so much!!!
Use Chefmaster liquid paste in Bakers Rose color -- that should give you a good start. Add a dot of royal blue or purple to get a more fushia color. Hope that helps some!
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ANd if I do not have the Chefmaster color to begin with? The thing is I am currently out of the US and have to use the basic Wilton paste colors (the package that has like 12 colors....
Thanks for the answer and warm welcome!
I have been decorating for over 35 years and I'm sure it's possible to mix a fuschia but I've never been able to do it. And I'm from the generation that mixed everything. I could mix burgundy but not fuschia. Now we can buy all the entire spectrum of colors ready to go.
So if I was attempting this with basic colors, I would use a pretty pink. I would scale the design back to whatever pretty pink I could make with what I had.
We were all real happy when they started making a fuschia.
Just a thought for you.
I've never worked with fondant. Does it take color in the same way that buttercream or cream cheese frosting does? If so, I achieved this pink with Wilton's regular Pink color.
Fondant takes color the same as buttercream or royal icing. You will have to do a lot of kneading to get it mixed in, assuming you are starting with ready-made. If you are using a recipe, you could add the color to the liquid mixture before you start adding powdered sugar.
wiltons fine, pink with a tiny bit of blue/purple will give you a fushia color
Thanks everyone! I will try the regular pink and see how it goes! I will let you know!
I had this problem a month ago... I read a lot on getting 'fushia' well I tried everything from adding purple to red, everything just looked so muddy. I finally went and bought every red, burgandy and pink at Michaels. I used straight Wiltons Rose color and lots of it. Mixed it right into my melted marshmallows when making MMF. The picture is the paisley wedding cake in my photos.