How Do You Tint Your Fondant?

Decorating By Motta Updated 21 May 2010 , 3:52am by FlourPots

Motta Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:22am
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I have a Kitchen Aid and a Cuisinart. Both seem to be labouring heavily when I try to tint fondant by machine using the dough hook. Using my own two hands is fine but when I have a large amount of fondant, it just takes too long.

Any help from those who do it a better way??

Someday, I'll own a Hobart but even then...does that work well?

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mamawrobin Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:31am
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I always tint mine by hand. I actually tint about a handfull of fondant at a time then knead it all together. I've never liked doing it with my mixer.

princesscris Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:36am
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Hi Motta

You can cut the kneading time back quite a bit by doing it this way:
1. colour a small ball of fondant to an intense shade of the colour you want.
2. knead the small ball into your fondant for 30 seconds to a minute.
3. cut the fondant in half - you'll see that the colour is layered through the fondant - a bit like an onion.
4. place the cut halves next to each other, cut side down on the bench and knead again - this time you're kneading at 90 degrees to your first knead and the colour will mix all the way through much faster.

Hope that helps,
Cris.

FlourPots Posted 21 May 2010 , 3:52am
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The only way I will color fondant is to microwave it first, especially if it's a large amount...it gets really pliable and very easy to blend.

I do it in my hands, I don't put it down on any surface...when it's a large piece, it's like pulling taffy, and it works great.

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