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.

http://www.amazon.com/Americolor-Electric-Blue-Soft-Paste/dp/B000Q6I7E4

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

http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=7953&catid=512

Or, trying to color the fondant with color candymelts.

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

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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