Can You Color Ivory Fondant With Any Color?

Decorating By ihena81 Updated 17 Jul 2012 , 7:58pm by BlakesCakes

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ihena81 Posted 17 Jul 2012 , 2:28pm
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Bulk Barn has colored 4lbs fondant on sale. White is not on sale but ivory is. Can I get ivory fondant and color it with any color I like? I'm not baking anything at the moment but wanted to buy and keep for a future cake.

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leah_s Posted 17 Jul 2012 , 2:51pm
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Yes . . . although it will be hard to get dark colors without breaking down the fondant from so much color kneaded in.

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debbief Posted 17 Jul 2012 , 3:46pm
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Since you're not starting with a white base, your colors will probably be a little off. For example, mixing in blue coloring will probably give the fondant a green tint.

I usually make my own mmf but for a wedding cake I did, I ordered 20lbs of ivory. I had some left over so I used it to make decorations for other cakes. I was able to get some nice colors, but they weren't the same shades as when I started with white fondant.

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BlakesCakes Posted 17 Jul 2012 , 7:58pm
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If you need something exact, try kneading in some white gel paste (titanium dioxide) to whiten it, let it rest as long as possible, and then add the color.


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