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What is the secret for coloring fondant?

post #1 of 7
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I 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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post #2 of 7

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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post #3 of 7

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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post #4 of 7
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Thanks! I will try doing this the next time. I was getting really irritated so gave up. I will try doing it ahead next time.
Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake to reach your hips
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Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake to reach your hips
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post #5 of 7

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.

post #6 of 7

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


Edited by newbaker55 - 1/4/13 at 1:37pm
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post #7 of 7

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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