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post #16 of 85
If it's at diseased liver status set it aside to use as black starter for a later project--start over.

Use red. I like to use red powdered color sometimes--it doesn't make it so gummy.

I hope it's not too great a quantity and you have more supplies. I know making red can take every drop in the house sometimes.

But the problem with black is that it can have different base colors--maybe you got the greeny one. It looks greenish if just a little is used. When you use a bunch you get black. kwim.
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post #17 of 85
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I don't have to have it done until Monday, and I was not trusting the red, so I did a dry run so to speak............boy am I glad I did........I think this car may be green haha.....you are all so darn cute for helping me, thanks so much. You make me feel so much better...........I was really ready to throw it out the kitchen window.
post #18 of 85
I make my MMF red with the powdered red color and wilton red gel both. But I always add the color to the melted MM mixture before I start adding the sugar. Then I just keep adding until it gets nice and red and let the mixer do the work. It seems to lighten some when I add the sugar, of course, but it darkens back up by the next day.

For black - I make chocolate fondant then add black - same way - before I start adding the sugar.

Hope this helps.
post #19 of 85
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post #20 of 85
I always put some orange in to tint it while I mixing then I go red! I let the mixer do the work! I also let it sit over night! By the next morning it's usually the right color! I do this with buttercream as well!!
post #21 of 85
Can you put it on the car and spray it before you add anything else. It may need a couple of coats with drying in between.
The suggestion of buying the red fondant is a good one. I always keep the colored packages on hand for quick jobs. I get them from Michaels with discount coupons so the price isn't as bad. I also keep tubes of Wilton dark colors, red, black, dark blue and green on hand for accent colors for buttercream. Saves a lot of hassle and is worth the money in time.
post #22 of 85
I use chefmasters true red..Works like a charm!
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post #23 of 85
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well I just pulled off a teeny piece and showed my hubby and asked him what color it is and he said it was terd brown....yummy....ok....make green tomorrow LOL thanks all of you.
post #24 of 85
I just did a cake last weekend that required red and black fondant. Nightmare!!! After three attempts and four pots of color later.... I finally figured out the formula. For a full MMF batch, use 1/2 pot Wilton No Taste Red, knead well, then add about 1/4 t Wilton Red Red. You can check out the red and black wedding cake in my photos. It turned out a great shade of red.
post #25 of 85
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Misdawn, great cake............I was at that shade only lighter, I called it pink....so I added black and more red etc etc...........I will never ever try red again............your cake came out great...
post #26 of 85
Thanks! I finally got it right at about 3 am the morning the cake was due!
post #27 of 85
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wow...........you did a great job...........I wouldn't mind working till 3 a.m. but it would still be pink I think LOL....I give up on red......green sounds nice
post #28 of 85
I feel your pain! I don't wanna do red or black for a very ong time...apparently the people who are doing the whole Twilight movies didn't get the memo. Do you have any idea how many of those red, black, and white birthday cakes I've had to make in the last three months?!!!
post #29 of 85
Yeah, black or red...it's Satin Ice baby.
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post #30 of 85
I have done cakes with mmf usually the red is to bright for what i am looking for. When i color something i do the initial color all by its self to where is color saturated. i don't add sugar to stop it from sticking i use shortening it works very well. Then i double wrap it and put it on the the counter over night. If it is not the color a want in the am i pull a bit of it off. and try adding different colors to a small piece to see if i get the color i am looking for. For red if you want it deeper try a touch of that brown you made already. If it is still sticky you can add some sugar, but just enough so its not sticky.
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