I'd like to make a hot pink/zebra striped cake but I do not own an airbrush. Last time I tried to make fondant that dark it just crumbled and fell apart. Is there anything I can do to achieve hot pink?
why did your fondant crumble? I make hot pink all the time and have no problems. I use gel based colors.
I used the Wilton gel colors and every time I rolled it out it just tore and crumbled. The texture was completely changed. The same batch of fondant colored in light colors was fine and behaved like normal.
I did hot pink a couple of days ago I used Americolor electric pink. Try to make it at least a week ahead of time it will get darker with time. Another pointer, a lot of food coloring will make the fondant really sticky & soft, so I mixed both Satin Ice with Wilton.. I got both good taste with perfect consistency
when it comes to bright or difficult colors I cheat and purchase the fondant the color. Satin Ice has a great HOT PINK.. I use it more than I thought I would but it does keep for a long time as long as it is stored properly.
The only time I try to color fondant is if it is for small accent pieces. Like today I need to try and make figures for a Monsters Inc. cake.. all that green and blue. Hum.. note to self... get off this site and start to work!!!
Thanks for the replies everyone. =)
The Duff hot pink I got cracked liked crazy - just FYI