Red Fondant

Decorating By Mandeepthemom Updated 8 Mar 2009 , 11:12pm by majka_ze

Mandeepthemom Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 10:50pm
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I have searched through this forum...am wondering which is the best way to make red mmf....should I add my wilton no taste red when I am melting the marshmellows...or knead it in....also heard about adding other colors like purple to help it turn red...I am making a fire engine cake

thanks

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niccicola Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 10:58pm
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I would start with pink/rose and add it to the melted marshmallows. Then add the red, which you will need a lot of. You may end up having to knead color in as you work the sugar into the marshmalllows.

I don't know about purple. That will darken it and if you need a fire engine red, you're better of sticking with pink/rose and red red.

Be aware that the taste probably will change with that much red.

Alternately, you can buy pre colored fondant. I think Satin Ice has red fondant.

majka_ze Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 11:12pm
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I would cheat a little - buy for your MMF not white but pink marshmallows Add color to melted marshmallows to get even darker pink.
The same as above - add red, knead color as you work sugar into this.

Let your MMF rest, well covered, for 24 hours - the color will deepen.

Alternatively, you can only paint it on top (not color the whole).

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