I need to color fondant red for a christmas cake (Santa's bag). I know it is going to take alot of no taste red. Is this going to come out red or do I have to add another color to help out. Thanks for your help.
I have the same doubt, any body can help???
You can use a combination of no-taste red and Wilton's christmas red.
I asked the same thing the other day. Everyone suggested just buying the Satin Ice red fondant. It will be much easier and there's no doubt that it might not work. I'm afraid of ruining perfectly good white fondant and just ending up with pink! I'm heading out tomorrow to get the red. Good luck!
Use red powdered coloring.... I usually end up using both no taste red and powdered red and I get a nice color.
If you have an airbrush, red on the fondant and leaving a pinkish color and then airbrushing slowly until you get the red you like.
If you see in my photos, the one with red roses, I did it this way, except I colored the gumpaste with liquid red, and then airbrush with a mix of red and little bit of black.
If you go to my website, the red cake, (bottom left), was done with red satin ice, I didn't add anything to it. And I got that red.
If you don't have time I say buy red satin ice.
I've had good luck with Americolor's super red gel. I usually color a day ahead of time to let it sit and soak up the color.
The powder color is added when you are preparing fondant?, or is possible to add the powder when you have the white fondant ready?
Americolor super red you don't need much and get the red you want instantly will darken if you let it sit.
If you have the option to purchase it, then do that. Satin Ice makes a wonderful red color.
If your making your own (MMF for example), replace some/lots of the liquid with your red coloring (I dont use wilton -- use one of the gel options -- see my note below).
If you have some already made (purchased or home-made), use powder food color or gel coloring (see note below). And make it AT LEAST 1 day ahead (longer if you can). The color will deepen as it sits.
For the red-gel color I use Bakery Crafts - Super Red. I LOVE THIS STUFF!! It only takes a few drops to make a nice red (I'm not kidding). I got a 13 oz bottle 3 years ago and I still have almost 1/2 left.
I add the red powder after the fondant is made.... just knead it in.
Chefmaster's Super Red gives you a real true red, is beautiful!