Coloring Mmf

Decorating By cakebakinmom Updated 22 Jul 2009 , 4:48pm by mistymamas

cakebakinmom Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 8:05pm
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I have always used Satin Ice fondant, but I think I have decided to try making T's Marshmallow fondant for a wedding cake that I am making. She wants it to be pink, but not light pink or hot pink. I find that coloring the already made fondant takes alot of muscles. So I was wondering if I make my fondant can I add the color to it while I am mixing it up? Is that a good idea? Will it be ok to use T's Marshmallow Fondant for a wedding cake? Any suggestions?

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mistymamas Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 11:22pm
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I dont think its hard at all to knead color into already made fondant.

I have made 3 batches of MMF so far, and the first time I needed red, I was really scared as I heard its hard to get red, ect. Did research and found that adding koolaid in the melted marshmallows helped give a good starting color, but it made the fondant taste like strawberry koolaid, and only turned it light pink. I had to knead in red color afterward, and honestly, it was a piece of cake. I did have to add quite a few squirts of red, but it blended into the MMF really well, and did not take a lot of muscle as I originally rthought too. It was easy.

But the Koolaid idea may be perfect for you since you want pink. icon_smile.gif I also read that you can use the pink marshmallows...that way you know exactly what color your pink will be. Those are also strawberry falvored I believe.

mistymamas Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 11:27pm
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Also, are you warming up the fondant in the microwave for 10 seconds or so? Makes it easier to knead as its warm and pliable.

Karenreg Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 4:39am
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I recently read that some1 on CC added the desired color to the melted marshmallow before kneading into the confectionery sugar.

I haven't tried it yet .

HTH

MrsMabe Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:19pm
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You can add the color to the marshmallow right before adding the powdered sugar. I think it's hard to judge how much you need when you do it that way, but you can at least get a base shade.

cakesbykerri Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:34pm
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Yes, it's much easier to add color right after you melt the marshmallows and before adding sugar. Just add slightly less color than you think you need. You can always add more. icon_smile.gif

cakebakinmom Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 2:33pm
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OMG mistymamas I have NOT been warming my fondant first and it has been a b*tch to add color to it. I had no idea that I could do that. Yes I am sure that would make it easier. I would much rather use my Satin Ice. I was just afraid it would be toooooo hard to do. I am going to try that. Thank you. I love CC. Thank you all for your advice.

mistymamas Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 4:48pm
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Great! Hope it works out well for you, yeah just warm it for a very short amount of time, try 5 seconds first, then a little longer if needed. You dont want it too warm. Just enough to make it a tad softer.

I learned that trick from you tube. icon_smile.gif

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