Coloring Coconut?

Decorating By mommabuda Updated 10 Aug 2007 , 1:49pm by JoJoMick

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mommabuda Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:27pm
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I'm going to attempt the awesome bust of Jack Sparrow that's on here today... I was wondering how you color the coconut brown? Also how do you think it should be attached to the fondant? with BC or royal icing? If anyone's attempted this before, any tips would be GREAT! I'm so worried about it... my hubby will help me though (he covers seats for vans so he kinda gets the fondant thing...) Thanks!

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birdgirl Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:34pm
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It is easy if you have a jar with a lid, bowl with a lid or even a ziplock bag will work put the coconut inside and add food coloring--if it is paste add a drop or two of water to thin it. Shake the jar/bowl or knead the bag to distribute the color on the coconut. It is ready to go.

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kden3980 Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:36pm
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I have only colored cocont a few times, but everytime I did I put the coconut and food color in a ziploc bag, shake it around and voila, colored coconut! icon_wink.gif As for putting it on the fondant Im not sure on that, hope this helps!


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melvin01 Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:36pm
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Coloring coconut is easy. Put the amount you want into a zip top bag, add some food coloring and mix it like Shake and Bake. Works best with liquid food coloring (or if you don't have any liquid or your coloring is thick, mix with maybe a little water). I like to zap my coconut in a cuisinart to get it to a finer consistency before I color it.

Buttercream should work, just put the coconut on before the BC crusts. Once it sets it should stay on fine.

Good luck!

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berryblondeboys Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:45pm
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Someone told how she got shredded coconut on fondant on her diaper cake. Here's the thread - it's in the first post in the directions:


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JoJoMick Posted 10 Aug 2007 , 1:49pm
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Yes, I agree with these comments. I would use the coconut over the BC - - - it'll be a much nicer "mouth experience" than the RI. It won't slice with RI!!! Good luck with Jack Sparrow!

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