How would I get candy apple red fondant? I have tried all evening, wasted a ton of fondant and I am getting burgandy, maroon, mud - but can't get candy apple red...ugh!!! Please help.
What are you using?
Easiest is to buy it. If you must self-color, tint it pink first, then add red. Americolor Christmas Red is great. Also try doing it little by little instead of trying to do the whole batch at the same time.
I only saw RED fondant in the colored and that is too red - I need a cranberry or candy apple red.....so frustrated!!! We only have an AC Moore here and they carry Wilton colors. I will have to order some Americolors but too late for this cake!
I've only done this with buttercream, not fondant, but I added a tad of cocoa powder first and then added red. Used it for Elmo's fur.
It's fustrating to get red with fondant. I usually just buy it. Wilton colors need to bloom, especially the red tones. I usually colour it using the no taste red, and leave it for a couple of hours between adding colour. Also don't for that BC gets darker in color when left and fondant gets lighter.
Hope that helps.
I had to make red a couple weeks ago and I used pink marshmallows (Kraft sells large pink ones that are strawberry flavored) and then added a whole jar of Wilton no taste red to the melted marshmallows and it worked well.
You may want to consider covering it in something (paler) and close to what you want, and then paint on some red coloring to achieve the color once the fondant is set...I did that on the apple on my Twilight cake - didn't want to buy a whole thing of red fondant for that little thing, and it worked out really well!
HTH! Good luck!