I find colouring fondant can be a very tedious and painful task. I was curious to know if most of you purchase coloured fondant or if you colour white fondant yourself.
I tend to buy coloured fondant for larger projects and colour the fondant myself for smaller ones.
AOh flip, no I always colour my own, in fact I Have a dart board cake which is black, I will colour this myself too!
I also color my own when I melt the marshmallows. This makes it much easier. I also use candy melts when making black, red or any dark color. Melt the marshmallows and then melt the candy melts separate. Once they are both melted mix together. You can then add more gel color if it is not dark enough but this method cuts down on using so much gel color.
Oh, I HATE coloring fondant! I keep fondant in most of the base colors (white, black, red, blue, yellow), but I have been known to order a specialty color if I need a lot of it (like baby pink or tiffany blue). Otherwise I just mix it up.
AI always find that buying coloured fondant always makes the fondant look really stretched and look like it's torn n rough (a bit like elephant skin is the best I can describe it) and so I always colour mine myself as much as I hate to colour fondant.
I color my own for light to medium colors but buy red, black and purple in the deeper shades.