Can I Use Liquid Food Coloring

Decorating By ybeal Updated 27 Jun 2009 , 8:13am by paula19

ybeal Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 9:32pm
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to color fondant in a pinch? I was doing some royal icing decorations but they didn't turn out so well. Think I will make some fondant ones instead but I only have liquid food coloring and no time to drive and get the gel/paste kind. icon_sad.gif

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MrsNancyB1 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 9:41pm
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I've always heard that the liquid food coloring will thin out your icing or fondant, and that's why gel is best.


mandyloo Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 10:27pm
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honestly, I've never tried so I can't give you any input, all I can suggest is that you try w/a small amount of color and fondant to see if it messes up the texture. Good luck.

bisbqueenb Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:20am
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I have done it and had no problems with the liquid. You may have to add a bit of powdered sugar when you kneed it in. Soft/light colors only take a drop or 2 of color and will work in nicely.

paula19 Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 8:13am
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I don't suggest it, but if you are doing light colors, it might be fine. But if you want to do strong colors, you should use gel. I tried doing red on fondant with liquid food coloring and i had to use a lot of it, and then the fondant was hard to work with. It got sticky and it thinned. I had to repeatedly add powdered sugar, which in turn made the fondant lighter... Not good lol.

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