Red Ladybug Help Me!!!???!!!

Decorating By Tabithascakes Updated 9 Mar 2011 , 3:16am by Balusekc

Tabithascakes Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 1:50am
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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

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IDOCAKES2 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 1:52am
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Try Americolor Super Red. You only need a small amout to get a deep red.


blueirus Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:07am
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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!

artscallion Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:10am
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Chefmaster super red also works really well.

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:20am
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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.


chefjess819 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:24am
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seriouscakes has a video on youtube showing how she makes her bright bold red.

she uses orange, rose, and no-taste red.

icer101 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:28am
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I also love chefmaster super red. Red,REd . by bakery craft is great also. doesn,t take much.

Kread Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:52am
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I haven't tried it yet, but I saw in another forum to use candy melts

Balusekc Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 3:16am
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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 I find their shipping to be reasonable, and prices too!

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