I have an upcoming Sweet 16 birthday cake to make... my client wants lime green fondant, and she stressed LIME GREEN. How do you all go about getting a true lime green?? I use the MMF recipe on here (fabulous!!) and typically dye my fondant when completely made, not while marshmellows are hot. Can anyone give me pointers here?? Pictures would be wonderful, too. Thanks so much!!!
Use the Americolor Electric Green.You can add it when the MMF is hot or after.It will make a great Lime green..Add more if you want it darker.
thanks for your quick reply! Do you know where I can buy it or is it only available online? (I'll order it if I have to)
You can buy Americolor almost anywhere cake supplies are..Online....
a few Ebay sellers like Sweetgrace
Tons of other store just can't remember...
In a pinch...a regular grass green and then add a little bit of lemon yellow at a time until you get lime.
Has anyone tried using the McCormick neon colors? I saw them in the grocery store and they had lime green, neon pink, orange, blue, etc.. Not sure if the liquid dye affects the fondant or not, but I was thinking about trying them out.
I wouldn't use liquid in fondant...it will not dye it very dark and it will make the fondant too soft.
If you do have to use liquid you will need to use more powder sugar as you knead to keep it from getting sticky.
I will dye the fondant yellow and then put drops of green. It works better when the marshmallows are melted. (I'm not a fan of buying special colors for one time cakes) Good luck
Thanks everyone!! I typically use the Wilton Gel Based colors. But, Im not wanting to play scientist with the color of her cake, so I'll be purchasing the Americolor suggested! Thanks!!
Oh! To the poster asking about the McCormick Neon Colors... Ive used them on a last minute thing (my own personal cake, not for a client) for gumpaste flowers and it IS NOT Neon like advertised. Just a heads-up, maybe you can get a better result then I did.