Red Fondant Bleeding?

Decorating By julia1812 Updated 7 Dec 2014 , 8:51am by julia1812

julia1812 Posted 4 Dec 2014 , 8:21am
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I'm making a "50 licks" cake soon and using the rolling stones "logo" as deco, made from red fondant. You know the red lips with the tongue out...

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ropalma Posted 4 Dec 2014 , 2:06pm
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I color my red fondant with melted candy melts so I do not have to use so much gel color.

julia1812 Posted 4 Dec 2014 , 4:08pm
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What brands/ type of candy do you use? Not sure if I can find anything suitable here

ropalma Posted 4 Dec 2014 , 5:28pm
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I use Wilton's..can you order them?  I use 1/4 cup melted and then add it to the melted marshmallow

savannahquinn Posted 7 Dec 2014 , 12:37am
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Just put white fondant behind it.

julia1812 Posted 7 Dec 2014 , 8:51am
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I figured out that there is a wilton retailer in the capital, but haven't tried yet and since the cake is due on thursday, I don't want to take a risk trying new stuff. But will experiment with candy melts for sure in the future. Any import items are normally twice as expensive plus the shipping costs, which is a bit of a bummer :(


Anyway, have a left over birthday cake from my son's party in the fridge and figured that my fondant becomes completely dry in the fridge, NOT stick at all. And even the gum paste survived the test of being exposed without any covering and taken out again. Now a tiny test gum paste flower sits dry and still still on my counter :))) AMAZING, am thrilled...

As for the "bleeding", think a protective layer of white fondant is a good idea! Thanks for that.

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