Making Mmf Red And Not Pink

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 11 May 2009 , 8:51pm by Steady2Hands

madgeowens Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:53am
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Mine always comes out pink. I need it to be red............how can I achieve this when making my MMF? Thanks

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Elise87 Posted 8 May 2009 , 7:19am
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Below is the link of another forum topic where we were saying the best way to get to a red without using so much colouring, i dunno if will help you in any way but there you go...

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6377658-.html#6377658

havn't made red fondant before so i can't give any more advice sorry icon_smile.gif

idjitmom Posted 8 May 2009 , 7:24pm
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It helps to start w/ the pink marshmallows. But I've found it easier to get it as red as I can, let it rest overnight for the color to deepen, & then still paint w/ a red airbrush paint after I cut out/make whatever piece I want red - and I can almost always tell the difference after it's painted.

madgeowens Posted 9 May 2009 , 3:08am
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I don't have a sprayer, so what other optionsmare there?

Misdawn Posted 9 May 2009 , 3:12am
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I had to this three times this week. I think I've finally found the secret to doing it with Wilton colors. Use half a tub of No Taste Red for one batch of MMF. Then add about 1/4 tsp of Red Red and knead in fully. Let it sit about 6 hours and you should have a nice cherry red color.

vrmcc1 Posted 9 May 2009 , 3:15am
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or mix red food coloring with clear vanilla or vodka and paint it

nicolesprinkle Posted 9 May 2009 , 3:55am
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I had a batch of pink MMF fondant and I added black and red until i got it the perfect red.

madgeowens Posted 9 May 2009 , 5:01am
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OMG you added black to get red............holy cow that would freak me out........

varika Posted 9 May 2009 , 5:14am
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I use Americolor Super-red coloring. I still have to use most of one of the small bottles, but it's a really RED red.

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 9 May 2009 , 1:26pm
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The easiest way to get red or black fast without alot of gel, is to use cocoa in the mixture. There`s something in cocoa that brings out the tint better!

idjitmom Posted 9 May 2009 , 4:50pm
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

I don't have a sprayer, so what other optionsmare there?




I don't have a sprayer either, I just use a paint brush.

Cathy26 Posted 9 May 2009 , 4:59pm
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i use sugarflair extra strength red - works great and you use so much less colour. its a uk brand i think - also comes in extra strength dark green and black.

madgeowens Posted 10 May 2009 , 4:47am
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using a paint brush on fondant, wont that make it gooey?

Steady2Hands Posted 10 May 2009 , 5:42am
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Try powdered candy/cake coloring. I like to use it when coloring fondant and gumpaste to keep it from getting sticky. I used it today to make a cherry with gumpaste. It worked great.

I also like to use the powdered colorings in gumpaste, fondant, and even buttercream when I know it will take a lot of coloring to get the color I need (like red, black, dk. blue, ect.)

Also, like Misdawn mentioned, sometimes I start with Wilton No-Taste Red and then add a small amount of Wilton Red Red. That works great too. thumbs_up.gif

luvsfreebies72 Posted 10 May 2009 , 6:34am
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Originally Posted by Steady2Hands

Try powdered candy/cake coloring. I like to use it when coloring fondant and gumpaste to keep it from getting sticky. I used it today to make a cherry with gumpaste. It worked great.

I also like to use the powdered colorings in gumpaste, fondant, and even buttercream when I know it will take a lot of coloring to get the color I need (like red, black, dk. blue, ect.)

Also, like Misdawn mentioned, sometimes I start with Wilton No-Taste Red and then add a small amount of Wilton Red Red. That works great too. thumbs_up.gif


this is almost exactly the advice I got today at the cake decorating store I go to. Use powdered color first, then use 2 diff americolor reds, let sit over night.

madgeowens Posted 11 May 2009 , 2:09am
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I don't recall ever seeing powder colors, where do you get these?

panchanewjersey Posted 11 May 2009 , 2:15am
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I always add a tint of black to get the red to deepen a bit if not I get pink and drk pink but not real red.

madgeowens Posted 11 May 2009 , 2:26am
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I have to make a red car next week so I hope I get this figured out soon LOL..guess I will try black with it.

Steady2Hands Posted 11 May 2009 , 8:51pm
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I buy my powdered colors at a local store called the Chocolate Factory. If you have a local candy/fudge store near you I would try them. I Googled "Cake N Candy Powdered Food Col" (since that's the name of mine) on the internet and found several places that sell it.

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