Dark Fondant

Decorating By TashaFin Updated 9 Nov 2012 , 4:04pm by Oboeplayer

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TashaFin Posted 9 Nov 2012 , 12:40pm
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Hi Guys,

I really have difficulty when I have to colour my fondant a dark colour.  I use the gel colourant and to make it dark you have to add so much gel that the fondant becomes to soft and tears when you cover the cake.

Please does anyone have a solution for me?


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j92383 Posted 9 Nov 2012 , 2:29pm
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I usually start with chocolate fondant when I have to make a dark color like black. It uses way less food coloring and it taste great

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Oboeplayer Posted 9 Nov 2012 , 4:04pm
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AAdd a little CMC (Tylose). If you want to avoid colouring vast amount of fondant (as well as having the health benefit of not consuming lots of colouring, try this: Colour about half the fondant you want to use and take a similar quantity of white. Partially roll out each lump of fondant to a similar size. Place the coloured piece on top of the white and continue rolling. You will end up with a sheet of coloured fondant, backed by white, which no one will see until they cut into the cake. The one disadvantage is that you only get one go at it, so make sure you make it big enough! (It works really well with The Mat too)

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