I need to cover a cake board with red fondant...I dont want to purchase it and I dont care if it tastes completely inedible (since nobody will be eating it). Do you think I could get MMF a nice, true red by starting with pink and going from there?
Most decorators on this site that make mmf, say to add your color to the melted m/m. Not after it is made. hth
yes... don't add your coloring after its already made. Add it to the melted marshmallows BEFORE adding the PS. IT takes a lot less color, less than half the kneading time, and you can control the final consistency better.
I just made an AWESOME red using MacMom's flavored MMF and adding 4 oz melted candy wafers and 2 tbsp americolor super red. It is a gorgeous red!!!! And inexpensive to make!
I keep reading about people who are adding candy melts to their MMF recipe....tell me more! Do you melt the candy melts with the marshmallows? What is the difference (taste, texture, elasticity, etc...)
You can also cover the board with the pink and then paint it red with gel color mixed with vodka. Red usually darkens a couple shades as it dries, so don't do it too dark or it will darken toward brown as it dries, especially with super red.
Here's a good red MMF recipe: http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/11/recipe-red-marshmallow-fondant-mmf.html
That's the link that I first saw it. I like the taste of MacMom's flavored mmf http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7351/marshmallow-fondant-macsmoms-bc-flavored-variation best. I melted the marshmallows separately from the candy melts and then added the melted candy melts to the melted marshmallow mixture at the time you're supposed to add everything else. I used this recipe for my recent spongebob cake, too. Adding two tablespoons of whatever color you're going for really makes the color BRIGHT!!!!
Seriously, it is soooo good!!!!! I'll post pics of my mickey and minnie cakes late tonight when I get them done and you can see how bright the colors are!
You may want to try pink strawberry flavored marshmallows.