Red Fondant

Decorating By Ruby2uesday Updated 3 Oct 2008 , 7:19pm by tlreetz

Ruby2uesday Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 2:06am
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I know it's been asked before i can't find it.

I have a cake for next saturday and need red fondant. I really don't want to pay 17$ Shipping for satin ice although i know it would be the betst option... any help? PLEASE! it's for my best friends High School reunion! THANKS!
ruby

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leah_s Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 8:52am
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Well, your best options are to use powdered red color or buy the SatinIce.

kakeladi Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 5:59pm
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Depends on how much you need........
For about a cup or so you can use super paste color or liqua paste. Other wise I agree w/Leahs

If even a smaller amount buy some *horrors* Wilton precolored. Maybe that will be enough if you mix some pink, orange or yellow with it.

Ruby2uesday Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 3:02am
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

Depends on how much you need........
For about a cup or so you can use super paste color or liqua paste. Other wise I agree w/Leahs

If even a smaller amount buy some *horrors* Wilton precolored. Maybe that will be enough if you mix some pink, orange or yellow with it.




OMG i don't know why i didn't think of the *GASP* Wilton's precolored! LOL I used it before! (Blonde moment) Thanks!

But where/what is the powder color? never seen/heard of that one before! THANKS Ladies!!!
ruby

tlreetz Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 3:11am
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You can simply use wilton gel coloring in white fondant to color it red.

sayhellojana Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 3:15am
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you can also try making MMF with strawberry marshmallows in adition to food color. It's a light pink, but it's a start to getting it red.

liapsim Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 3:16am
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Originally Posted by tlreetz

You can simply use wilton gel coloring in white fondant to color it red.




Yeah, but it fades quickly!

leah_s Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:15pm
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Originally Posted by tlreetz

You can simply use wilton gel coloring in white fondant to color it red.



It also takes so much gel color that you start to alter the texture and consistency of the fondant.

Powdered color is generally found with candy making supplies. Or you can order it.

tlreetz Posted 3 Oct 2008 , 7:19pm
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Originally Posted by tlreetz

You can simply use wilton gel coloring in white fondant to color it red.




I generally use Satin Ice Red, but in a pinch coloring it with gel coloring will work and it's easier to find than powdered coloring especially in smaller cities. If you need to improve the texture simply add Tylose powder or corn starch.

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