Wilton Food Color Won't Dry.

Decorating By melina92 Updated 5 Nov 2013 , 5:04am by melina92

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melina92 Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 6:36pm
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AHi, I'm new here just made this account today so I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right section? I painted with Wilton black gel food coloring on my mmf and let my cake sit over night in the fridge. When I took it out the color started to melt I guess you can say. I touched it and sure enough I had black food coloring on my finger. It's my first time painting with food coloring, I didn't use vodka I used water and I painted it directly on the fondant instead of kneading it, because I only needed small parts painted black. What did I do wrong it won't dry?

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Bakers Crush Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 6:46pm
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AIts the water part you did wrong. You should use vodka or lemon extract. Something with a high alcohol content.

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melina92 Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 6:53pm
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AI figured that could be it but wasn't sure, thanks for answering my question!

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knlcox Posted 3 Nov 2013 , 1:27pm
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If you put fondant in the fridge it will form condensation on it when it comes to room temperature.  You'll have to let it sit out for a couple of hours. The condensation will cause whatever you've painted with to run and may ruin your hard work.  If possible don't put painted fondant in the fridge if you can help it.  If you do, DONT touch it and let it come to room temp for a couple of hours.  It will eventually dry. 

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melina92 Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 5:04am
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AThanks for that advice! What is a good way to store cake? After I bake my cake should I let it sit over night at room temp. Then ice it then let it sit for how long till I put fondant on it? This is literally my 2nd cake that I have made I'm wanting to make a three tiered cake for my sons bday. I'm just not sure how long I should be letting my cake sit, when too put icing on it,then how long I should wait after that to cover with fondant. And how to properly store my cake. One of the tiers will be made of Rice Krispie is there anything I should know about that before covering it with fondant?

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