What do I do? My MMF is crumbling! It was really nice until I colored it red. It took quite a bit of gel to get it to the tint I needed, and now it's just falling apart. I let it rest overnight. Any ideas how to fix it? Please help!!
I have had the same problem in the past when trying to color red or black. Someone told me to use candy colors when trying to achieve dark colors. Maybe the oil in the candy colors helps. Have you tried kneading in a little shortening?
I don't know how to fix it but I always have the same problem when trying to colour fondant a dark colour. It's like the food colouring breaks it down. I buy all my red and black fondant precoloured now though. I use Satin Ice. I am from Canada and get it from www.goldaskitchen.com
Tried crisco. No help. Maybe it needs more marshmallows? Its like it can't stick itself together.
Try a little dab of corn syrup and see if that helps.
Suprisingly enough - I found - last time I made red that kneading in extra powdered sugar helped a lot. My theory is the extra glycerin in the gel colors actually softens and "breaks down" the fondant without making it sticky. Adding Powdered sugar brought it back together enough to cover my ball cakes (christmas ornaments).