Help My Fondant Is Hot Pink I Need Red, And No Airbrush

Decorating By CraveBakery Updated 30 Jul 2010 , 12:59pm by Chasey

CraveBakery Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 11:18am
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and of course my cake is due in 3 hours! What can I do??? my cake is crumb coated chocolate. Help!!!

does ben franklin crafts sell air brush machines?

Should I put a coating of red butter cream on top of chocolate? help!

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Chasey Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:03pm
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Are you completely out of red? It takes a lot! I used an entire jar of Wilton's No Taste Red with a drop of burgundy...after I had already colored my buttercream rose pink to achieve an Elmo red. And my batch of icing was only 3 cups or so. It does darken after sitting of course!

I'm sorry I don't have any experience with fondant! Can you get the red color spray in a can and cover fondant or will that not stick? Do you have to use fondant or can you make a new batch of buttercream and tint that red?

Tiffany0481 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:27pm
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I am not sure if it too late or not, but if you are not out of red, I would recommend that you make a new batch of fondant and mix your color into your fondant as you are making it. I just had to make red this week and I always make MMF so when I melt the marshmallows I will put the red dye in (I use Americolor). It does take a lot as the last post states, but you will achieve a nice red whether you want bright red or a darker color. Good luck!!

CraveBakery Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:35pm
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I'm completely out of red, so i think I'm going to ben franklin and by the red that's in a multi pack and use that. I'm sure it's going to taste bad, but I don't have any other options. One thing i did notice, it that yet again I'm using to much fondant to cover a cake, i had way to much left over. I feel like if I would have known the right amount to use then I could have gotten the color.

Tiffany0481 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:46pm
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Do you have a walmart in your area? I know my local walmart now carries wilton products, so you may be able to find the wilton no taste red and just make some fondant. If it is a paying customer I would really hate seeing you use the bad tasting fondant. I did see a chart at one point (maybe on the wilton site) that states how much fondant it takes to cover a certain size cake .. it may help to google something like that for the future.

Good luck!!

Chasey Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:59pm
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Can you get to a Michael's? They have a 40% off coupon this week (or you can use a 50% off coupon from AC Moore's there as well!) and I would suggest buying Duff's red fondant over the Wilton one. Duff's is the Fondarific product at Michael's and is very pliable and the taste is much better than Wilton's.

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