I have a question about RED fondant. I've tried Americolor and Wilton Xmas Red color with MMF. Fondant never gets dark RED enough... It's more like deep pink color. Is there any trick I can do to get REAL RED color??? I'd appreciate if someone would give me an advice.
Do you add the color while melting the MM?
It takes A LOT of dye to make a deep red, purple or black. It also creates a bad taste. I purchase mine pre dyed from Satin ICE via Global Sugar Art. Tastes great & the color is perfect.
try making the fondant a dark pink and then start adding your red I like to just to buy it and save the time.
never been successful coloring fondant a nice red...unless airbrushed....but coloring marzipan red is a breeze
I also agree with online_annie...I buy my red and black fondant premade from Satin Ice. In my opinion it is just better to buy them then to struggle to get that perfect red or black
i recently did a guitar cake, u can check my photos, and it was for a boy and he wanted it red, so it HAD to be red, no pinks. I have following tips:
1. If u make ur own fondant, try adding color while mixing.
2. I use a powder strawberry flavored local food color which works like a charm, 2 quantities of MFF requires 1/2 tsp of it and few drops of red-red. Not only it looks good but also tastes lot better.
3. I have heard using pink at first but it never worked for me, i always ended up in dark pink.