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!!!
You need to buy neon pink food coloring and use a lot of it. Try your local cake decorating store.
I use red to make my pinks. I've done Dora several times and never thought twice about what type of pink it is.
I love using Wilton's Christmas Red icing color for bright pink. The name of the color is deceiving. You won't get a red color with it!
Are you going to make your fondant? If you are going to make MMF you could start with pink marshmallows and then you are 1/2 way there.
Pink marshmallows gives you a nice pink. You can add a bit of brown and you will get a nice tone for Dora's face as well.
I also made MMF from chocolate marshmallows and added just 1/4 cup of cocoa and it was almost black. Only needed to add a few squirts of black for a whole cup worth of black.