Red Or Dark Colored Fondant

Decorating By dchinda Updated 25 May 2011 , 7:21pm by dchinda

dchinda Posted 25 May 2011 , 5:25pm
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So, I had trouble again coloring my MMF red. The consistency change & it lost its elasticity. I colored my MMF with red color & let it rest overnight so it could darken but I still had to add more red. I tried adding more PS since it seems a little too sticky & then it just lost all elasticity. Any suggestions as to what I can add to bring back the elasticity in MMF? TIA

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leah_s Posted 25 May 2011 , 6:00pm
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For deep colors I'd really suggest that you buy the commercial pre-colored stuff.

dchinda Posted 25 May 2011 , 6:22pm
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I just hate the tast of the store bought fondant, but I might have to reconsider with all trouble lately. My white fondant is the perfect consistency, but once I started adding a bunch of a dark color it turns into a mess.

ayerim979 Posted 25 May 2011 , 6:27pm
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Have you considered investing on an airbrush machine? I dont use it often but it does save you quite a bit of time when trying to achieve those dark colors. im sure you can find a kit for under 100 dollars. Very well worth the investment.

justsweet Posted 25 May 2011 , 6:52pm
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Have you tried powdered colors. I use for red, black and brown. Works great.

here is the site that helped me with coloring fondant.

dchinda Posted 25 May 2011 , 7:21pm
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Yes, an airbrush machine is next on my wish list. icon_biggrin.gif
I will for sure order some powdered colors in the mean time until I am able to purchase an airbrush machine. Thank you very much for your help!

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