I know I have seen it over and over... a lot of people are dedicated to Americolor over Wilton. I just wanted to ask a couple of questions regarding color:
First, it's really hard for me to get a good solid color I like... especially if it's dark. I do let my fondant set over night. But I have to use darn near a whole small jar of color just to make MMF vibrant. I have a green cake coming up soon, and I don't want to have to use tons of color. What do you think? Ger Americolor?
What about MFF, does that color vibrantly easier than MMF?
I just want nice bright popping colors. I know red and black are hard, but how about greens, purples, blues... things that get dulled with white marshmellows and powdered sugar?
Thank you all in advance! I looooove this forum, site and people!
I've recently tried Americolor and I must say that they have great colors! I will definitely be converting to them from Wilton!!!
Fromwhat I've heard if you use the colored marshmellows (pink for pink hued things, green for green hued things) they color much easier.
I have had no problems with most colors, but orange gets greasy and crumbles evrytime. EVERY time. even when I half the batch orange and green, or orange and teal. makes no sense to me
If you want vibrant, I prefer americolor, but the key to great coloring of MMF is to add the color to the hot marshmallow mixture. I tried coloring after the fondant was made and it was just like you said, pale and dull. But once I started adding it to marshmallows the color stayed true. It will darken or intensify after sitting a day. hth's
I do add color at the hot marshmellow stage, but I have to add so much it's ridiculous. I've gotten really good at making MMF. Fast, easy, tasty... and I have it down to a science... no more bubbles or stretches. It's the colors I can't get a lock on.