Prevent Streaking In Colored Fondant

Decorating By meganole25 Updated 16 Mar 2008 , 9:12pm by sugarshack

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meganole25 Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 8:22pm
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I just made my first fondant cake (see link) and had a very hard time getting the color seamless.

My green looks like a tie-dyed mess. Any tricks of the trade to prevent this from happening?

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ShirleyW Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 8:34pm
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I use Nic Lodge's suggestion. Depends on how much fondant you want to color, but let's say for 1 lb. Pinch of a piece of white fondant about the size of a ping pong ball, color it with gel, paste or liquid color a shade or two darker than what you want for the final color. Knead the color well into the ball, then knead the ball into the white fondant until well combined.

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julesn20716 Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 8:52pm
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I make my own MMF and if I'm making a large amount of the same color I add the coloring before adding the powdered sugar and that way it's really easy to mix in. Otherwise doing it when the fondant is ready made it's just a case of kneading and kneading until the color is even. I just looked at your cake and I actually like the swirly effect of the green even if it wasn't exactly what you'd hoped for!

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sugarshack Posted 16 Mar 2008 , 9:12pm
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i think you just needed to knead it more. knead knead knead till it all blends in.


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