I can make a beautiful light-colored MMF. I love working with MMF, BUT if I have to color it a dark color like red, black, forest green, burgundy, etc., it absolutely turns into this mess of a glob. No matter what I do, I cannnot get it to behave like regular MMF that has a lighter color or no color to it. I've tried adding the color when before I add the powdered sugar when I'm mixing a batch. I've tried coloring it after I have made the batch. I've tried coloring a small ball and then adding it to the larger amount I need. Nothing works. I can color Satin Ice a dark color just fine and it keeps its consistency, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to maintain the consistency of MMF with dark colors added. I'm ready to scream! I had a dark burgundy and dark forest green cake this weekend and I just about lost it several times trying to get the colors right and still have a workable fondant. It was dry, cracking, tore, everything! I've added more shortening, glycerine, water. I just don't know what to do. Any MMF experts out there who know the trick to coloring it dark and getting it to still work properly? Thanks!
MMF will seperate and break when too much color is added.
When I need a dark color I add a little at a time until it gets almost the right color and then let it rest at least over night, the colors will darken and develop over time.
Dark Pink >> Red
Dark Grey >>Black
Green + Blue + Brown>>Forest Green
Equal Parts Red and Green >>Brown (adjust red and green for different tones of green)
Dark Pink + Dark Grey >>Burgandy
Royal Blue + Dary Grey >>Navy Blue
The secret is not adding too much color and letting it sit.
I made some black and red mmf last Wednesday (started off pink and grey) and come Friday when I needed it, it was black and red.
I'll try to attach a pic. BRB.
Here it is.
The black and red started out as a dark grey and a dark pink, this is how they turned out after sitting for a few days.
Thank you! I am going to try this way and see if I can get it to work better. LOVE your cake by the say! It's so cute!