Ok so i have not had much luck in making red fondant in the past. and i have to do a ladybug cake for a friend. is there another color to add to mmf other than red to make it REALLY red? TY
Try Americolor Super Red. You only need a small amout to get a deep red.
I add red jello to my marshmellows before I mix with powder sugar and it works great! It makes almost a christmas red and makes the fondant easier to work with too!
Chefmaster super red also works really well.
Color deepens in MMF the longer it sits. Have you ever put it in a plastic bag and left it on the counter for a few days? You'll notice, the bottom of the bag, where the MMF was sitting on the counter is a darker color.
What you want to do is make your MMF, let it sit overnight in a plastic bag. The next night, add more color, and keep kneeding. Do it a few nights in a row and you should have a nice deep red color.
seriouscakes has a video on youtube showing how she makes her bright bold red.
she uses orange, rose, and no-taste red.
I also love chefmaster super red. Red,REd . by bakery craft is great also. doesn,t take much.
I haven't tried it yet, but I saw in another forum to use candy melts
I also saw a post about the candy melts. But I have reached the point with black and red fondant and sometimes other colors I just order a small tub from TheBakersKitchen.com I find their shipping to be reasonable, and prices too!