Fondant Newby

Decorating By roze11758 Updated 26 Oct 2009 , 8:52pm by roze11758

roze11758 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 4:44pm
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I am working with fondant for the first time. I am making a marshmallow fondant. It turned out really well until I tried to add color. Then it dryed out badly and kept tearing. Can I add the color when making the fondant instead of adding it in later???? icon_sad.gif

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idgalpal Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 4:53pm
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Yes you can. I 've seen other posts where folks add it into the marshmallow before you add the PS

DetailsByDawn Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 5:00pm
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Yup, idgalpal is right, just add it to the melted marshmallow bit by bit to get the colour you like - the ps you add will ultimately lighten it some, but sitting overnight will let the colour settle and deepen. Don't throw out that batch though - pop it in the micro for 10-20 secs and knead (be CAREFUL of the HOT spots) until it reaches the smooth sticky stage again, then grease your hands and the fondant and continue kneading - this should take care of the dry/tearing issue. Good luck!

roze11758 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 8:52pm
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Making a Lego cake for 2 year old gandson. Thanks for the help. Just joined this site. Think I'm gonna love it!!! icon_smile.gif

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