i have a women at work who wants me to make a wine bottle and glasses. i have everything figured out ...except the wine colored fondant. : its much more difficult then i had excpected. has anyone made fondant the color of red wine before or maybe have suggestions on what colors to used? thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!
Wilton has a maroon color that you can add a little bit of red to to make it more cabernet. Or you can mix red with brown, adding the brown last a little at a time.
Be forwarned that adding a lot of food color can change the properties of fondant, making it more rubbery than elastic and the added liquid can make it sticky.
You may want to try adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder for the brown aspect, and you may need to add some cornstarch if it takes a lot of red coloring to off-set the stickiness.
I've also heard CCers say that they've had success using chocolate marshmallows for MMF, but I don't how it would look adding red to them.