Tone Down Fondant Color?

Decorating By MadelineDay Updated 24 Nov 2009 , 9:30pm by dsilvest

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MadelineDay Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 5:26pm
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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?

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TexasSugar Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 5:29pm
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I'd mix in the white coloring or if you have it, white fondant.

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dsilvest Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 5:36pm
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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.

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MadelineDay Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 6:03pm
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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.

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cylstrial Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 6:53pm
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You can always add white and it will tone down a color as well.

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dsilvest Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 9:30pm
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White will lighten the colour. Black will darken the colour. The complementary colour wil reduce the brightness or intensity of a colour.

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