I have been kneading in a whole jar of red coloring for the last hour and I still only have a rosey shade of pink. I absolutley do not want to buy Wiltons fondant. Does anyone have any tips on how to get this fondant red. I was considering buying an airbrush, but there are no local stores that carry them . I need this cake done Sat afternoon.
I think I read somewhere if you start with pink it will go red faster. Sorry that doesn't help with the fondant you've already colored. Last time I made red it really turned darker overnight. Maybe yours will too.
I know its late.. and theres nothing you can do to what you have not except keep adding more red (and powdered sugar to adjust the consistency) or paint it with red once its done... but I really do suggest you buy an airbrush OR purchase the red premade from a place like Satin Ice.
have you tried using powder colour instead of the gels? I find that it a better medium to use when wanting the strong colour of red or black.
Thanks everyone! It didn't darken over night like I had hoped. I will probably paint it by hand.
I buy the red satin ice and it's soooo worth it!!!
I make my own red fondant all the time - you can't get it red with a tiny jar of Wilton gel - you need to get Americolor red-red, or super red, and it takes a pretty large amount. If you can't get any Americolor now, and you decide you really would rather not paint it, I would get more red color and keep adding. Definitely add more powdered sugar, and maybe a little glycerine and shortening for pliability and stretch?
Next time go with Satin Ice red. It is a truer red and lasts longer. It is well worth the costs.
Try tinting chocolate fondant. When I need to make red or black frosting, I always go with a chocolate base. It uses less color and works really well
I personally like doing my own fondant, but when it comes to colors like red or black go with Satin Ice.
I buy red Satin Ice as well. But, you could use what you have made, once it is smoothed on the cake it can be airbrushed with red airbrush liquid color, or even the Wiltons canned spary in red, although I hate the smell of that strong peppermint they use. Just hold the nozzle about 12" away from the cake surface, spray a light coat, let it set a few minutes and then spray a second coat.
Yes, you can pait the Fondant too, I also have air brush. Just an idea to use if she doesn't have air brush...
Well my DH surprised me for mothers day and bought a fancy air brush kit from our local Art store. So was able to get the cake red. Thanks everyone for the advice!