Every Time I Make Red Fondant, It Comes Out Too Sticky

Baking By tseifts Updated 2 Sep 2011 , 4:45am by SammieB

tseifts Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 3:56am
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My red fondant comes out sticky or too dry. Either way it falls apart. Any suggestions?

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Sugarflowers Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 4:31am
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Well... we need some more information.

What recipe type do you use and what type of food coloring do you use?

If you are using Wilton's or gel color, they have glycerin in them. This makes the fondant softer, so you should mix a little of color and then some powdered sugar. Mix in enough powdered sugar to bring the fondant back to normal, then add more color.



SammieB Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 4:45am
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One of my favorite blogs also suggests kneading in some red candy melts to give you a base red without getting too sticky by food coloring.

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