How To Get My Fondant Bright Vibrant Colors?

Decorating By paula0712 Updated 13 Dec 2013 , 9:28am by yomarymo

paula0712 Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 1:37am
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I have been trying all day tinting fondant... I'm trying to get a vibrant blue (turquoise) color like I've seen on some of the baby shower cakes on CC. I use the Wilton gel colors and knead it in, but my colors aren't really that bright - just darker. Can anyone give me any info on what I should be doing? Thanks!

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labmom Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 2:03am
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you can purchase fondants in bright even neon colors in 2# tubs and larger. Or you can get americolor gel food colors at hobby lobby and some cake shops They have good bright colors and many colors.

I am doing a cake right now that is electric blue. In fear that it wouldnt all tint the right color consistantly with my luck I purchaed satin ice blue non pastel... the regular blue. it is bright electric blue. I have also used there bright pink.. it is almost neon pink, it too white fondant to which I added a little bit of pink... before it got a lighter color that I needed.

Good luck with your projects I hope this helped a little bit.

leah_s Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 2:43am
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For bright, really bright colors, buy it.

paula0712 Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 1:29am
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Leah_s - easier said than done. I would have to order online and I shudder at what the shipping would be for a pail of fondant...

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 1:52am
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You could try buying Americolor gels. There is a neon set. The blue is very bright.

There's also other "experiments" you might want to try. Maybe combining powder color with the gels.

Or, trying to color the fondant with color candymelts.

carmijok Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 1:57am
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Remember that highly colored fondant darkens with time so you may be adding too much color to start with. If you have the time, color your fondant a shade or two lighter than you want and let it sit overnight. I've used Wilton's Sky blue and added just a touch of green and gotten a lovely shade of turquoise before. But like I said, let the fondant 'ripen' to see the end color.

leah_s Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 10:00am
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[quote="paula0712"]Leah_s - easier said than done. I would have to order online and I shudder at what the shipping would be for a pail of fondant...[/quote]

It's not bad for a little two pound pail. I do it all the time.

kathyx1 Posted 10 Apr 2011 , 10:48am
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Corella powder colour is the best for bright colours. So intense. I colour the fondant then let it rest overnight and knead again to dissolve all the powder.

yomarymo Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 9:28am
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Try coloring your liquid before making the fondant. Just color with food coloring and follow the same recipe. Happy decorating!

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