Coloring Mmf

Baking By mwatson77 Updated 9 Feb 2012 , 7:18pm by heartsnsync

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mwatson77 Posted 9 Feb 2012 , 4:54pm
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What is the best and easiest way to color MMF. I am fairly new at this and have only made it one time but did not color it. Any suggestions would help. Thanks so much.

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heartsnsync Posted 9 Feb 2012 , 7:18pm
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If you are going to color a whole batch the same color you can add the color in while you are kneading it or if you use a stand mixer to initially mix it add it to the fondant while it is still in the mixture. If you do hand knead it, make sure to coat your hands with shortening before beginning to knead in the color. The shortening on your hands helps to keep the color from staining your hands too much.

If you are going to color your MMF batch in different colors, then determine how much you need for each color and then knead the color into each batch separately. Keep in mind that the colors deepen after sitting for awhile so go easy on the color in your first addition and then add later if necessary.

Black is a whole other ballgame. To get a true black you need to make a chocolate MMF recipe then add brown until it is a pretty good brown color then add black until it is really dark brown. Then, let it sit over night before checking the color. If it is still too brown add some more black and again, let it sit for awhile. Once any fondant is exposed to air and begins to air dry it tends to get a bit darker. This is especially important when making black. You do not want to add so much color it no longer tastes good or stains anyone's teeth. My black fondant tastes like chocolate and leaves no stain on the teeth by using the method I describe above. You can take a look at my NASCAR cake from a few days back and you will see my true black MMF. All of the colors on that NASCAR cake are MMF.

Good luck!

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