Need Red Fondant Asap - Will This Work?

Decorating By Motta Updated 7 Sep 2009 , 10:01pm by notjustcakes

Motta Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 9:45pm
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I have hot pink fondant and Americolor Red Red. I was thinking of combining the two to make a red fondant for a red, black and white themed cake. Anyone with experience tried this??? Thanks for your help. I can't find red fondant in town and I don't have time to order it online.

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caseyhayes Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 9:56pm
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I don't know about that but just last night there was a forum topic on CC that talked about red fondant. They said sub 1/2 cup cocoa powder for PS and add your red when you make fresh fondant. I intend on trying it this week. HTH and I hope I got it righticon_smile.gif

caseyhayes Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 9:59pm
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Add your red to the melted marshmallow mix. they said you should get a true red.

Rylan Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:00pm
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What is the need to add hot pink? I'd just use red and knead in some cocoa powder like suggested above.

notjustcakes Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:01pm
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Since pink is simply a watered down variation of red, I don't see why not...You might have to add quite a bit of the red red to achieve a true vibrant red...Keep in mind that especially w/ red, the color will intensify and deepen as it sets, so add color, mix in well, wrap fondant and check your color a few hours later...Stop adding color when you end up a shade or so from where you want the color to be and give it time to deepen...Hope that helps.

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