Covering A Cake In Coloured Fondant

Decorating By Sarah1986 Updated 9 Feb 2010 , 5:36pm by AngelaM

Sarah1986 Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 9:04pm
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Hi

I need to colour a cake in Red fondant, i have bought the ready coloured poppy red regal ice sugarpaste fondant.

However i find this icing quite sticky and hard to work with, so to cover a cae would you recommend i cover it with white fondant then do a thin layer of red, or should i just cover the whole cake in red icing?

Thanks, Sarah

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catlharper Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 12:00am
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If the fondant is sticky you may want to knead in powdered sugar to make it more powdery soft rather than sticky. You may find it a whole lot easier to work with once you get the right consistancy.

Sarah1986 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:24pm
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Thanks, anyone else got any opinions on this?

AngelaM Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:36pm
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I coat my hands and surface with shortening to combat the stickiness. It will also give your fondant a nice shine and you won't have any powdered sugar or corn starch marks on the fondant.

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