Need Fondant To Be The Color Of 'red Wine'??

Decorating By jill27 Updated 15 Oct 2008 , 3:11pm by MacsMom

jill27 Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 2:55pm
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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!

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MacsMom Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 3:11pm
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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.

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