How Do I Get Fondant A True Red Color

Decorating By Monique1 Updated 8 Jul 2010 , 12:58am by leah_s

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Monique1 Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 7:36pm
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I normally buy wilton gel colors for my fondant and buttercream but the red never comes out red. I need help changing fondant into a deep red. Do I need to buy a different gel other than Wilton? I need to do it tomorrow so I'm pressed with time. Thank You.

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Montrealconfections Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 7:43pm
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Hiya!! The #1 best way is to buy pre-colored red fondant you might say I only need a little but it is still worth the money you can close it up and have it handy for your next projects. Many of us buy the red & black it saves so much time tastes better and the texture is not effected by all the added color. The Americolor is the better food coloring.

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coffeecake Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 7:44pm
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Buy Satin Ice thumbs_up.gif They have a great deep red.
You could also try AmericColor - much much better than Wilton gels.

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jewels710 Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 7:48pm
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I also buy my red and black, just to have on hand for use when I need those colors to be strong.

If I HAVE to color it myself, I also vote for Americolor.
Start with Pink, then add in Red as needed...sounds redundant, but it works and you use less red (less icky taste).

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Monique1 Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 7:58pm
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Thank You. I really didn't want to have to buy the pre-made fondant but I guess I will to save on time.

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KakesbyK Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 11:17pm
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I also normally buy it pre colored~ but if I have to color myself, I use the wilton color. I use more than what I think it should use, and then I let it set for a couple of days. It does darken if you give it a chance!

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leah_s Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 12:58am
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Definitely buy red and black and keep it on hand. If you just need a little bit, there's always the Duff fondant at Michaels who pretty much always has coupons.

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