How to Color Fondant & Gum Paste Using Gel Food Coloring


Jenn from Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio shares her best practices for coloring fondant & gum paste. She includes tips to achieve difficult colors like red or black.

In this video we'll show you how to color (dye) fondant and gum paste with food coloring gels. We'll also do a quick review of Wilton's Icing Colors, Americolor Soft Gel Paste and Chefmaster Liqua-Gel Food Color.

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What do you do when the gel seems to start breaking the fondant down? Every time I try making a concentrated color with my MMF, my fondant becomes more like play dough and loses its elasticity - and it is full of tiny bubbles.


Dunno if this is worth mentioning...but when I'm making red fondant I use a little (not too much or you get Brown fondant) cocoa powder which has a dual purpose. It helps stop the stickiness a little and also darkens the red. And I find the red colour deepens if its left to mature for 24hrs but that may be the colouring I use.