Fondant And Coloring It

Baking By sweetsforfli Updated 22 Dec 2009 , 9:06pm by nutjob

sweetsforfli Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 6:53am
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Hi everyone!
My question to you is.... What brand of food coloring do you use for coloring MM fondant?
I am starting to get the bug on decorating cookies. The last time I decorated one batch with royal icing , I used Wilton.
Nevertheless, I was not very happy with tones like black, red or brown.
Please share your expertise.
Thank you very much!

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Bluehue Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 7:32am
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Personnally, i prefer and use only powdered colours.
The colour is more intense and doesn't knock down the consistancey -
Altho i do let anything i colour sit for 24 hours so as the colour beads explode and show their true colour.

I think thats the reason some people aren't happy with a final colour - they don't let it rest before using it.

I buy mostly Blue Ribbon from the UK - such a great range of powdered colours.


didavista Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 10:28am
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I always use it~ thumbs_up.gif

pattycakesnj Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 11:17am
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americolor is great for those tough colors to achieve, red, black, navy blue. For all others I use whatever my store carries, usually wilton and spectrum

luv2bake6 Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 8:52pm
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i use americolor as well

nutjob Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 9:06pm
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I use Wilton gel colors, but as mentioned...
you must let it rest.
it's true for RI and for fondant.
(early in my fondant days, I was making a Tinker Bell cake and I was annoyed with my purple, I kept adding more and more color.... came down the next morning and it was super dark - icon_surprised.gif , you need to let the RI rest to intensify color and to keep it from bleeding. fresh colors bleed)

good luck!
happy baking!

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