How Do I Make Sure My Red Fondant Stays Red?

Decorating By kristinaerin Updated 30 Oct 2009 , 4:59pm by txnonnie

kristinaerin Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 4:05pm
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Hi, I need some help from all of you experts out there! What brand of food coloring do you recommend that will not fade quickly? I'm making bright red hearts out of fondant and I want to make sure they stay bright red.
thanks!

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Malakin Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 4:44pm
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Americolor is my choice. I love to airbrush dark colors like red and black though.

KHalstead Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 4:56pm
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Keep them in the dark! Seriously, put them in a box and tuck them in a cupboard away from sunlight........even indirect sunlight will fade them, and normally it doesn't fade evenly!

PuffCake Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 5:01pm
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Americolor Super Red. I've never had a problem with it fading.

icer101 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 5:53pm
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whatever brand you use. keep out of sunlight.. all colors fade...at some point.. i use americolor and wilton and other brands.. keep out of overhead lite and sunlite .. hth

ninatat Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 12:33pm
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i agree, i've had some issues with wilton, purple turning blue, pink fading, i did make red with americolor to, i had red red, in a large batch i had to use alot, but i it was a large batch, i need to order some yikes better get some red and green for Christmas, and the wilton red tastes awful

kristinaerin Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 4:09pm
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Thanks everyone!

Renaejrk Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 4:55pm
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The Americolor super red is better than the red red, it is more concentrated. You still have to use quite a bit, but way less than other reds. It will stay bright/dark red for what you need it for.

txnonnie Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 4:59pm
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I colored mine pink then added the red. Helps get it there faster and less color.

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