Make Brown Fondant

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teresamariegross Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 5:10am
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HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP. I am making a cake with a dark brown bow adn ribbon and i used an entire thing of Wilton brown color and can not get it dark enough...PLEASE HELP

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ncsmorris Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 1:36pm
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If the customer is OK with it, I'd definitely make it chocolate (use Hershey cocoa powder). Makes it sooo much easier to get brown!

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mrsdizney Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 4:18pm
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Originally Posted by ncsmorris

If the customer is OK with it, I'd definitely make it chocolate (use Hershey cocoa powder). Makes it sooo much easier to get brown!




Can you please post a recipe?

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CakelynsFinest Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 4:41pm
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I've also added some black to it and have gotten a very nice dark brown color.

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cakestars Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 5:21pm
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do you have time to make marshmallow fondant but use chocolate marshmallows instead of the regular ones? that turns out a nice chocolate brown. good luck!

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Chasey Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 5:39pm
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I made brown marshmallow fondant with Wilton's Dark Cocoa melts and maybe a tsp of hershey's cocoa and didn't have to add any brown gel color at all!

I attached a pic so you could see what color that made.

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Chasey Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 5:43pm
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Apparently I don't know how to attach pics. icon_redface.gif

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kisamarie Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 6:42pm
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I followed Rhondas Ultimate MMF recipe and added melted bakers chocolate after melting the marshmallows in the microwave. It turned out dark brown, I hope this helps!

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ncsmorris Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 5:45pm
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Holy crow, sorry fellow CCers. I was not ignoring you, it just didn't send me e-mail notifications like it usually does!

Unfortunately, however, I don't have a recipe. I just add cocoa until it "looks right". Sorry, I know that is no help!

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mandysue Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 6:03pm
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I always use modeling chocolate or a mix of modeling chocolate and white fondant if I want a lighter color.

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