hi everyone... i have a cake order due 2 weeks from now... and they requested to color the cake in red MMF. and i just saw about using kool aid in buttercream on the other thread. i'm just wondering if this would also work with mmf? has anyone tried this before? i'm dying to hear your experience with it, pretty please =)
This sounds interesting! I'll give you a bump.
Why not give it a try in a small amount and see how it goes? I have my doubts about it, but who knows. Maybe it would at least get you started in the right direction so you don't have to add a lot of color.
look under jello-fondant in the recipe section. I have never made it, but I do remember seeing it. I think you still needed to use some color, just not as much.
I've never made this, but here's the link:
It would probably work if you put it in with the powered sugar. You can also get red with regular color. You just need to put it in the Marshmallows after they have melted. Then you let the MMF sit for a few days and it gets darker as the time goes on.
When putting in the koolaid into the buttercream or fondant, do you just pour in the powder mixture, or do you make the koolaid with water, then pour it in there?
The Spiderman cake in my photos was done this way. I added the kool-aid to the melted MM- before I added the PS. And it made it taste like Strawberry taffy!
What does MM & PS stand for? And did u just add powder koolaid to it?
MM= marshmallows PS= powdered sugar
Yep.........that's all I did..........very easy!
no water ...
nope- no water............I added it to the MMF after the MM were melted and before the PS- so the warm liquid dissolved the kool-aid. Water would probably make it too runny..........
this is good news... =) i'm going to try this for a spidey cake... at least it would add new flavor to the cake... powder koolaid to melted MM, i'll remember that =)
thanks everyone =)
btw, redhotmomof3 your cakes are fabulous... =)
I have used the walmart brand of fruit punch sugar free drink mix. I discovered it a long time before I started to decorate cakes. I always noticed when I would make this drink for myself that it would easily stain my fingers. My daughter, a fellow cake decorator also, had warned me of how difficult it was to dye fondant red so my light bulb turned on and I tried it. I mixed into the MMF after it was done but I would now try mixing it with the water to dissolve it. It worked great and I have used other flavors like grape to darken the MMF first before I add black coloring. The punch flavor does make it taste like Starburst but I guess this works great on a fruit flavored type of cake. HTH
forgot to add that you should use gloves when kneading because it will stain your hands.