I want a red fondant cake but I don't like the taste of Wilton's red fondant. I am thinking about using white fondant and spray the 11x15 cake with Wilton's Red Color Mist spray. A couple of questions: 1. Does this work well on white fondant (MMF preferably), 2. To get the even red, does the fondant absorb the color spray meaning I will have to use a lot of food mist spray, 3. Does it take long to dry on fondant and will it make the fondant hard? I will be adding a fondant rainbow. 4. will the water used to adhere the rainbow make the food mist spray run? If this won't work, I will need to buy a lot of red fondant and mix in a little MMF to even out the taste. TIA
i have used the red mist spray before, i started with white fondant, Satin ice brand i added red food coloring and then sprayed to get it a rich red color. it doesn't really absorb into the fondant it stays kinda wet
I have used the color mist before. It takes alot of spray to get a rich even color and I find when you use that much, it definitely gives a bad taste. I would definitely go the pre-coloured fondant route for red.
color mist drys similar to the way airbrushing...you add a coat & let it dry on the fondant & go back to touch it up. if you spray a lot at first it will dry but it will take a while to dry on fondant. Similar to painting your nails...you wouldn't put a whole bunch of heavy coats you add a coat & then go back over to deepen the color
Depending on the cake size will determine how much you are going to use. It may be better to start off with with pre-colored fondant as suggested above. If don't like the taste you can add oil flavoring such as LorrAnn's to it to improve the taste
I have used Wilton's Color Mist before, and I would not recommend it. The color was splotchy and uneven, and I was never able to get a really good color, even though I was just covering a small area.
Have you made your own fondant before? I know red is a hard color to make, but it's doable. Last time I needed a lot of red, I made MMF, using good-quality liquid food coloring instead of the water. I still needed to add some red gel color, but by adding so much red to the melted marshmallows, I saved myself from the texture problems that often occur when adding color to already mixed fondant.
Also, if you can get them in your area, use the best brand of colors you can find. I use Americolor gels, and they're so much more effective than Wilton. I don't remember what brand my liquid color is (maybe Lyons?), but I bought it at a restaurant-supply store, not a craft store. The color is very saturated.
Thanks for responding.
Using the liquid red food coloring doesn't make the MMF bitter? Even more so after adding the gel color?
No, the MMF tasted just fine. I did use a fair amount of vanilla in it, so between that and all the sugar, it covered up the taste of the food color. I'm sure the brand of coloring makes a difference, too, so your results may be different.
Does anyone know how fast the Wilton color mist dries on gumpaste?