How Do I Get The Color I Need In My Fondant?

Decorating By Virgiepblue Updated 23 Feb 2012 , 2:08pm by jgifford

Virgiepblue Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 9:20pm
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I will be making a cinco de mayo cake and will need the deep colors (blue,yellow,orange).
Anytime i've added color to my fondant, i have never been able to get deep colors, only lighter.
Any ideas on how i can accomplish the dark, deep colors i need?

Thank U...

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jgifford Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 9:39pm
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Question - - what kind of fondant do you use? Do you buy it or make your own? You can buy the deeper colors if that's what you prefer.

I use modeling chocolate and make my own, so if I need deep colors I start with candy melts of that color. Then I only need to add a little color to the corn syrup when I make it to tweak the shade. A lot of people recommend using powdered colors because it's possible to get deeper shades with them. I just found a source for powders last night so I can't speak from experience.

Virgiepblue Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 3:20am
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thank u jgifford.
Can you give the source of the powdered colors? I would love to try them.

thank u..

jgifford Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 2:08pm
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I use them a lot, I just didn't realize they had the powdered colors. (duh) icon_redface.gif

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