I have been working with MMF since I am decorating cakes..so I have a question about coloring MMF...
gel color or liquid color?
I have read that gel color change the texture of the fondant (dry it out or crumble)..
What can you recommend me?
After a DISASTER that I had coloring red MMF, now I apply the color drop by drop and a lot of Crisco to avoid have a crumble o dry MMF.
If not good, mix two brands? sometimes I mixed Americ Color+Wilton (red, No taste red) for example..
Do you any advice? or any preference using gel o liquid color?
I don't know what color you're going for but if it's a deep color I would mix up a batch of MMF and mix it with a container of Duff's fondant in the color needed. Gel color for sure but it's tricky because the more you add the more compromised the MMF becomes - that's why you need to have "help" in the form of premade colored fondant.
Thanks for your answer! I will try that for the next time that I need red! MMF
The best way to get red using the least amount of dye is to start with a bright pink color. For some reason it takes less dye to get fondant vibrant pink than it does red, then you add the red to that. Overall, you'll end up using less.
You can color using melted candy melts with the melted marshmallows before adding the powdered sugar. Mix gel color with the candy melts & marshmallows until it's the right color & then mix in the powdered sugar.