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post #31 of 85
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I have used satin ice and it cracked on me. ALso my MMF tastes better, I just can't get the colors I want haha
post #32 of 85
Yep...either buy it pre colored or get an airbrush machine and take care of it one or two sprays!
post #33 of 85
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I wouldn't want to color my entire kitchen red LOL
post #34 of 85
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Yep...either buy it pre colored or get an airbrush machine and take care of it one or two sprays!



And to that, I say "Amen"

Red or Black fondant= pre- colored Satin Ice!!!

Red or Black buttercream= pre-colored Sams Icing icon_biggrin.gif

If you dont have time to get either, spray that b***h with your airbrush. It'll take less time to clean up the over spray than it will to color your own and MAYBE get it right.
post #35 of 85
I had this same issue with BC.. it was mauve, then brown and I needed it to be more red...(actually maroon for Iron Man Cake) I desperately added some Cherry Kool-Aid (the singles that you put in a water bottle) and BAM, that worked!

Maybe you could start with strawberry marshmallows if your making MMF and keep adding no taste red.
post #36 of 85
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I used cherry cool Kool aid when I made it, so I had the pink base like I read in here..............it just got more pink, never red....its ugly now
post #37 of 85
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oh, and of course I don't have a sprayer, and I cannot find powder colors around here.
post #38 of 85
I don't love the taste of satin ice either, but for the aggravation (and the fact that no one ever eats much of the fondant no matter what kind it is) I buy red and black. Chocopan makes red and black too and tastes better but it's pricier so I just get satin ice since no one eats it anyway and it doesn't taste bad... just not as good as others. icon_biggrin.gif It's well worth the cost to save my sanity. icon_lol.gif

That being said, you do have to be careful when mixing colors... I bet it was the black that sent it over the edge into the grey-ish brown-ish liver color. Since a lot of the time (like K8 said) the black is green-ish in its base color, adding it to red will dull it out since green is red's complmentary color and mixing complimentary colors will get you a grey-ish and sometimes brown-ish (depending on the shades) color. A color wheel would be a good thing to grab... it can help when mixing colors. icon_biggrin.gif

I say a green or blue car would be awesome though... red has been done so many times... icon_lol.gif
post #39 of 85
haha I dont know I have never had a problem making red or black but I use americolor for these colours and I think its great.
post #40 of 85
One idea for you to use up your turd colour is to first cover the car with it in a thickish layer, then get a smaller amount of true red, roll it thinkly and make a 'topcoat' on the car with that. If the first layer dries out before applying the second, brush it first with a little water of sugar syrup.

I tend to use a combination of powders and Americolour to get red, although I have been tempted by the pre-dyed sausage of fondant you can buy in red green or black. What I truly dislike though is the thought of THAT MUCH food colouring in anything I am eating or serving to people, so lately I have been using ganache as an undercoat and applying thin coloured fondant. This minimises both the expense of buying colours and also tastes a million per cent better (IMO)!

One other thought I had is you could maybe buy one of those Wilton spray tins of mist colours?? I have no idea if they are a good effect as I have never used them, but if its as good as airbrushing...maybe?

Good luck with it all icon_smile.gif

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post #41 of 85
I had that happen the other night while trying to make black fondant for a graduate's tassel. I finally settled for a dark gray. After the piece dried I "painted" it black with black food coloring that had been diluted with vodka. I got a BLACK tassel! I warned my coworkers that they might not want to eat the tassel or their teeth would be black. lol

Because it turned out glossy, that might work for the car that you're making.
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post #42 of 85
The other I wanted to mention was that powders need to be worked in properly, left to rest overnight at least, then kneaded properly again!! Lots of work.

I also do the colour in alcohol thing too...mostly for flowers.

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post #43 of 85
Do you have an airbrush? I used to struggle with red fondant, but the air brush has totally fixed that problem. I cover with white fondant and just spray on red. Beautiful rich red color everytime. If it is not too late, can you post a pic of your fondant so I can see the current color and base recommendations off that. Sorry you are having a hard time. Defintely been there myself.

Sorry and good luck. If you lived nearby I would recommend come over and use my airbrush. anyone else nearby can help maybe with and airbrush? Great post moms day gift to yourself icon_biggrin.gif

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post #44 of 85
I read a post like this before I went color shopping last year. So instead of buying more wilton jars I bought bigger bottles of Americolor. I was tired of getting stained hands from opening the jars anyway. I started using gloves so my fingers won't turn colors. It's hard to enjoy yourself while trying to keep your hands hidden.
Anyhoo I always see posts about the dreaded black fondant. I have no idea what they are talking about because after a generous squirt of Americolor I have pure black on my MMF or MFF and it still tastes good in a side by side comparison with white uncolored.
I did have a very bad experience with buttercream and wilton red one Fourth of July before I bought Americolor. So No more Wilton color for me.
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post #45 of 85
I have to agree. I only use Americolor and have no problem getting black or red.
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