I am in a time crunch and have never made fondant. I purchased a 5lb box of Wilton Pure White Rolled Fondant. What is the best way to color this to the colors that I need? Thanks a bunch. You all are such awesome help!
You can paint it once it's on or you can knead in gel colors. IMO Wilton is so hard to knead. If you don't have to have this ready until tomorrow sometime I would suggest making MMF.
pinch of how much you think you need plus a little more "just in case" and flatten a piece out, smear it with your color and fold it in at first, then knead it. Wear gloves or be prepared for rainbow hands. Bright colors take quite a bit so don't be shy with the color or it'll take forever to reknead after each addition.
Can I bypass the kneading and just paint on the color that I want each piece to be?
Sure!~ it can look a little streaky, but if you use petal dust it would look good.
what is petal dust? I was thinking of painting some fondant lettering that I am doing for a banner since I have had bad luck kneading color into the Wilton fondant and keeping the consistency...
sorry Treena... didn't mean to steal the thread... GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR FONDANT!