How Do I Color Fondant?

Decorating By geekswife Updated 20 Feb 2009 , 8:01pm by millermom

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geekswife Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 7:44pm
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Hello all-
I new to both cake central AND cake decorating in general. I was wondering if anyone has a trick/ tip for coloring prepared white fondant (the wilton brand). I have tried a few times and it is both messy and very difficult. I think I am doing something wrong. icon_redface.gif

Any help would be WONDERFUL!!!

Thanks so very much

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Kiddiekakes Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 7:47pm
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I use Americolors so it is really easy.I just flip open the top and squirt a bit out on the fondant.Make sure your work area is dusted really good with icing sugar as the fondant gets sticky when kneading in the coloring.Keep adding more if it is sticky and keep your hands dusty also..this helps alot.Knead it like dough and after a while it is all even.

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classiccake Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 7:53pm
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Sometimes it helps to work the color into a golf ball piece size of fondant (or even smaller piece), in a concentrated level. Then pinch off some colored fondant and knead that into the wjite fondant. It seems to knead in better and doesn't streak as much. Also, it is a good way to insure that you do not get too much color in your fondant, especially if you are wanting a pastel color.

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ssunshine564 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 7:57pm
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I use Americolors too when I have a small amount to color. If I need a large amount I just airbrush my cake after I cover it-thus skipping the colored hands thing. thumbs_up.gif I also purchase Pre-Colored Stain Ice. I get it from

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Daytona Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 7:59pm
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I take a little piece of my fondant and put paste color in it then work the color through till it is all mix in than add it to the larger piece your are working with and add more color to that if you want a darker color

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millermom Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 8:01pm
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I make sure my hands are coated with shortening so that they don't get stained with the color

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