Coloring Fondant Question

Decorating By Newatdecorating Updated 17 Apr 2009 , 1:45am by bakingatthebeach

Newatdecorating Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:31pm
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I haven't worked with fondant much and have a few questions.

I have some leftover fondant that has been colored green and the other pink. I am going to need black and am wondering if I could color those black now?

Also, what's the best way of knowing how many fondant balls it would take to go around the base of the cake?

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fabulosity Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 8:49pm
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I am not sure if there is an official way or a better way to tell how many fondant balls are needed to go around a cake. Here is what I do. Let's say that it is an 8in cake. I always have parchment paper down on the surface that I am using for fondant, I mark 8in on there and then just line them up, so that I know I will have enough I make a couple extra.

I have made fondant that I colored blue into black, but have not done that with green. If it is left over anyway, I would just go ahead and try it.

I am pretty new, but I hope that helps. thumbs_up.gif

bakingatthebeach Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 1:45am
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I know brown is easier to turn black, you can add cocoa powder to it to make it brown, I have done that before.

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