Does fondant take color differently than gum paste? I'm working on a cake now and had colored some gum paste then needed to use fondant and tried to get the same color but it isn't working. Now I think I've put too much gel and wasted fondant! This has happened a couple times before. Maybe I'm just too heavy handed with the gels.
The rule of thumb for both is to 'start slow'....easier to darken a color than to lighten it. Same number of 'dabs' of color on each comparable size of fondant/gumpaste put side by side. hth
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you should be able to get them the same color. just take it easy.. put a little color at the time.. . i have matched fondant and gumpaste close enough...you couldn,t tell the difference.. hth
I'm not sure if they take colors differently but I will say in my experince that gum paste tends to dry lighter. I recently made a black bow out of straight gum paste. I colored it black black, and left it to try. The gum paste I hadn't used and was still in the bag was still black the next day. The bow loops themselves dried a light black color. I also colored some black fondant to do zebra print on the same cake. The next day the black fondant was still black.
Thankfully I have an airbrush and was able to airbrush the bow black.
If your base paste, the fondant AND the gumpaste are exactly the same color to start with, they should take the color the same way.