What Is The Secret For Coloring Fondant?

Decorating By Marina Updated 4 Jan 2013 , 10:31pm by Dani1081

Marina Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 1:04am
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AI have been trying to color my fondant navy blue, but I am not having much success. The more color I add (Americolor Navy Blue), the more stickier it gets. I've also added a little piece of black fondant, but it's not working. Any suggestions??

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Pam1976 Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 1:21am
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It takes a lot of navy blue gel to make navy blue fondant!   I covered this cake board in navy blue fondant by using navy blue and black gel color from Americolor.  I used Crisco on my gloves to keep it from sticking and I made it 2 weeks before I needed to use it in order for it to have plenty of time to rest!  Good luck! 

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wildflowercakes Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 2:20am
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I'd use both blue gel and powdered blue color, mix in a little and let set for a while then add more color. You can also add lecithin to the fondant to help hold the color. 

Marina Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 8:02pm
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AThanks! I will try doing this the next time. I was getting really irritated so gave up. I will try doing it ahead next time.

costumeczar Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 8:12pm
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It will get darker as it sits, too. It's a hard color to get to using liquid colors...I use powdered food color, or sometimes mix modeling chocolate that's already blue (made from dark blue candy melts) with the fondant.

newbaker55 Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 9:31pm
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What color fondant are you beginning with?


I've learned (the hard way) to start from something close to the color I want to achieve and it's especially true with darker hues. The less color you have to add, the less chance of the stickies.  


Also, when I (used to) make my fondant, I'd add coloring to the wet stuff before working in the PS. That way, you're not working yourself to death trying to color a batch of whiteicon_smile.gif

Dani1081 Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 10:31pm
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Americolor sky blue + Americolor Violet make navy blue.  Sounds odd, but works well. Their navy blue has never worked worth a darn for me.

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