What Is The Secret For Coloring Fondant?

Decorating By Marina Updated 4 Jan 2013 , 10:31pm by Dani1081

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Marina Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 1:04am
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AI have been trying to color my fondant navy blue, but I am not having much success. The more color I add (Americolor Navy Blue), the more stickier it gets. I've also added a little piece of black fondant, but it's not working. Any suggestions??

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Pam1976 Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 1:21am
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It takes a lot of navy blue gel to make navy blue fondant!   I covered this cake board in navy blue fondant by using navy blue and black gel color from Americolor.  I used Crisco on my gloves to keep it from sticking and I made it 2 weeks before I needed to use it in order for it to have plenty of time to rest!  Good luck! 

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wildflowercakes Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 2:20am
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I'd use both blue gel and powdered blue color, mix in a little and let set for a while then add more color. You can also add lecithin to the fondant to help hold the color. 

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Marina Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 8:02pm
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AThanks! I will try doing this the next time. I was getting really irritated so gave up. I will try doing it ahead next time.

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costumeczar Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 8:12pm
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It will get darker as it sits, too. It's a hard color to get to using liquid colors...I use powdered food color, or sometimes mix modeling chocolate that's already blue (made from dark blue candy melts) with the fondant.

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newbaker55 Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 9:31pm
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What color fondant are you beginning with?


I've learned (the hard way) to start from something close to the color I want to achieve and it's especially true with darker hues. The less color you have to add, the less chance of the stickies.  


Also, when I (used to) make my fondant, I'd add coloring to the wet stuff before working in the PS. That way, you're not working yourself to death trying to color a batch of whiteicon_smile.gif

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Dani1081 Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 10:31pm
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Americolor sky blue + Americolor Violet make navy blue.  Sounds odd, but works well. Their navy blue has never worked worth a darn for me.

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