How Do I Color Fondant

Decorating By rfazio121 Updated 17 May 2009 , 3:51am by Cakepro

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rfazio121 Posted 16 May 2009 , 9:19pm
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I'm making a cake for my daughters birthday. The cake will be done in an white chocolate Gnache and have fondant accents. I have never used fondant before. At my local supply store fondant only comes in white or primary colors. How can I color large pieces of it? Also what can I use to "hand paint" designs onto both the gnache and fondant. Please help, this cake is a really big deal and I don't want to mess it up.



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sweetjan Posted 16 May 2009 , 9:25pm
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Dabbing color onto the white fondant with a toothpick or skewer then kneading, kneading and kneading some more is the only way I know to make your own color from ready-made white fondant. Wilton does sell some primary colors in their fondant, so that's also an option. AS far as the painting, I'll defer to someone else for that answer!

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Cakepro Posted 17 May 2009 , 3:51am
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LOL @ 'gnache.'

It's ganache - pronounced gah-nosh or guh-nosh. If you do a search on this site for topics relating to ganache, you'll need to know how to spell it. icon_smile.gif

I doubt you will be able to paint on ganache, but you can successfully paint on fondant using icing colors thinned with vodka. You can always do a test run on painting ganache before you get close to the due date of the cake.

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