Coloring Gingerbread To Look Like Stone/cement

Baking By cakesrock Updated 8 Nov 2010 , 2:13am by cakeville82

cakesrock Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 4:48am
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I want my gingerbread to look like stone/cement. Would I be best to add color (white/grey)to the mix before baking or do color after? Would I do a vanilla/color mix like I do on fondant or is there another technique for cookies? I dont' want to compromise the structure.
TIA!

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cakesrock Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 4:19pm
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K- I tried mixing a bit of black and lots of white in a light gingerbread in the mixing process. Color looks awesome now, but I"ll see how it bakes up! icon_smile.gif

gingerbreadtogo Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 4:22pm
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I've never tried to color gingerbread dough. Would like to see picture of your result..

cakesrock Posted 8 Nov 2010 , 1:10am
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Unfortunately it did not work. The Wilton white coloring did something to the structure of the dough... I had to use a lot. So, I guess I will try the recipe without the color and paint it afterwards...

gingerbreadtogo Posted 8 Nov 2010 , 1:46am
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Lesson learned...

cakeville82 Posted 8 Nov 2010 , 2:13am
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Try painting it with a black/gray egg wash before baking,I know it works for other colors so I'm assuming it works for black.

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