Need Red Fondant

Decorating By rockincakes5 Updated 12 Nov 2010 , 6:28pm by rockincakes5

rockincakes5 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 3:34pm
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I am making a Vegas B-day cake and need to color fondant red. All i can get is a horrible pink color. I make my own MM fondant and need some tips on what to do...Thanks!

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KatsSuiteCakes Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 3:41pm
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Gel color works best to color fondant or gumpaste. I've found that you still have to use quite a bit to get a brilliant red.

cakes22 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 3:43pm
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You'll need a lot of red colour.
I personally just buy premade red, cause I find that is the only way to get a really vibrant red colour.

usmdesigner Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 3:52pm
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I wish the secret would be revealed on how the blacks and reds are made one day. lol

cakegirl1973 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 3:52pm
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I had the same problem last weekend, and no matter how much gel I added (i was using Wilton's no taste red), I couldn't get anything but a dark mauve. I ended up having to buy a 2lb tub of red Fondarific. If I ever need red fondant again, I won't try to color it myself. I just couldn't get the color right.

cakes22 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 3:54pm
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and you look like you committed murder cause of the red colour on your hands......... icon_mad.gificon_razz.gificon_lol.gif

Red is hard to get out of skin. Learned that the hard way....... icon_smile.gif

rockincakes5 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 4:22pm
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Thanks so much for the suggestions. We don't have many "cake supply" places around so I haven't been able to find red fondant. I may just have to make do with the color I have. Thanks again.

imagenthatnj Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 4:32pm
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rockincakes5, read on that link for sugarsweet blogs. She makes red fondant, as red as you can see it there, with strawberry jello and the red color. You can get it right. It's MMF.

jammjenks Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 4:34pm
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I buy mine premade too.

For this case, I'd suggest you get it as red as you can then you can paint it the rest of the way. If you have an airbrush, it would be great for this.

zirconiag Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 4:34pm
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i use wilton red-red and no-taste red.....and it always turn out red for me. but since i saw the shop sells red fondant, i thought it would be easier if i just buy them and save time

AngelFood4 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:11pm
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Thanks imaginethatnj!

I just made red mmf last night using the Wilton Red Candy Melts and Americolor Super Red...Loved the color!

I took step by step photos that I will post on my blog soon but here is a photo's.

I didn't need a full batch of mmf so I used 10 oz mini marshmallows to 1/2 cup red candy melts, and 1/3 tsp of the Super Red.

AngelFood4 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:14pm
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I took step by step photos that I will post on my blog soon but here is a photo's.




Ahh...won't let me post a photo...I'll put it up on my blog now.

imagenthatnj Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:17pm
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Hi Angela! I was waiting for your test with the Wilton Red Candy Melts.

Thanks for showing up here! It's always great to know how to get those reds.

I'll check out your blog as soon as I can!

Renaejrk Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:24pm
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I have made red many times with very few problems if any. You really need Americolor super red (you can buy online several places) and yes, you have to use a bit of it but not as much as with others. You can add tylose to the fondant if it seems like it has gotten too soft.

imagenthatnj Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:39pm
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Thank you, Angela. Pretty amazing red. I'm going to try that.

Rockingcakes5, maybe for next time, here's the link:

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/11/recipe-red-marshmallow-fondant-mmf.html

Scarlets-Cakes Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:51pm
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I just made this with Raspberry jello and 3/4 of a bottle of Americolor. I have BEAUTIFUL red fondant. I know you have to let it sit overnight for the color to enrich, as well as for the sugar in the jello to dissolve. It's kind of grainy right now. Couldn't use this right away. Good luck!

Mb20fan Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:57pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Thank you, Angela. Pretty amazing red. I'm going to try that.

Rockingcakes5, maybe for next time, here's the link:

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/11/recipe-red-marshmallow-fondant-mmf.html




Mmmm...I'm sure that tastes great. thumbs_up.gif

AngelFood4 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 6:00pm
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[quote="Scarlets-Cakes"]

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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj



I just made this with Raspberry jello and 3/4 of a bottle of Americolor. I have BEAUTIFUL red fondant. I know you have to let it sit overnight for the color to enrich, as well as for the sugar in the jello to dissolve. It's kind of grainy right now. Couldn't use this right away. Good luck!




Let me know how it turns out. I stir my jello into the melted marshmallows until dissolved. I also found that using generic jello over the JELL-O brand did not melt very well and the graininess stayed even after resting for a couple days.

Scarlets-Cakes Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 6:04pm
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AngelFood4: You said "a couple of days". That makes me nervous. I need to use it tomrrow. I have some red candy melts in the freezer, so I guess I can make some that way if it doesn't look like it's going to work. Thank you for your recipes. I love that others are willing to jump in there and try something out for the rest of us! icon_biggrin.gif

rockincakes5 Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 6:28pm
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Thanks so much for the posts and ideas. Angela THANK YOU!!! I also love the jello idea! Can't wait to see how these turn out!

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