What is the easiest way to tone down too-bright fondant? I am doing my first tiered, fondant covered cake, and I went way overboard tinting my MMF. What is the best way to tone it down without starting over? Can I mix in white or ivory food coloring?
I'd mix in the white coloring or if you have it, white fondant.
If you add a bit of the complimentary colour to the fondant it will tone it down.
red - green
blue - orange
violet - yellow
Take a small amount of fondant from your batch and add a small amount of it compliment to test it. If it works work on the rest of your fondant.
Thank you both - that was fast! I mixed in the complimentary color and it worked great! I'm going to go buy some white color and try that to see which I like best, but now at least I know it can be fixed.
You can always add white and it will tone down a color as well.
White will lighten the colour. Black will darken the colour. The complementary colour wil reduce the brightness or intensity of a colour.