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Is there any easy way to  colour a 1 kg of gumpaste? Or do i just have to knead, knead and knead?

 

Thanks xx

post #2 of 7

You could split it up and color one manageable chunk at a time.  You can put it in the microwave for a few seconds so it is a little warm and easier to knead.

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You could split it up and color one manageable chunk at a time.  You can put it in the microwave for a few seconds so it is a little warm and easier to knead.


Thank you, if i do that, will i need to be exact with my colouring? Will it no be all diff shades, or when i put it altogether should be ok? First time of colouring sugarpaste, i am trying to do a square cake in ivory?

Thanks xx

post #4 of 7

Prepare for an upper body workout and knead away!

A few years ago, I unexpectedly won 4 days of classes with Debbie Brown, and on the supply list was 5 pounds of brick red fondant.  I only had boxes of white Wilton fondant at home, used for bow-making and dummy cakes.  I won the classes on a Sunday in a city 4 hours away, which started the next morning, so there was no time to purchase or order red fondant.

 

So I set up a little area in my hotel room, donned gloves, and worked 5 pounds of Wilton fondant into a beautiful red for my class.  It wasn't particularly hard or time-consuming.

 

But I wonder what the staff thought of my blood red gloves left in the trash. LOL

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post #5 of 7

If you split it up, try to get all pieces roughly the same color.  Then knead them all together, 1 piece at a time.  

 

For example, if I had 1 kg fondant, I'd split it into 3 equal pieces.  I'd color and knead each piece separately to roughly the desired color.  Then I'd combine 2 of the pieces together and knead until all the color was smooth and even.  Then I'd add the last piece and repeat.

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Prepare for an upper body workout and knead away!

A few years ago, I unexpectedly won 4 days of classes with Debbie Brown, and on the supply list was 5 pounds of brick red fondant.  I only had boxes of white Wilton fondant at home, used for bow-making and dummy cakes.  I won the classes on a Sunday in a city 4 hours away, which started the next morning, so there was no time to purchase or order red fondant.

 

So I set up a little area in my hotel room, donned gloves, and worked 5 pounds of Wilton fondant into a beautiful red for my class.  It wasn't particularly hard or time-consuming.

 

But I wonder what the staff thought of my blood red gloves left in the trash. LOL


Wow you must have burnt a few calories, will give it a go and let you know how i get on. Good on you for winning 4 days with Debbie and yea i wonder what they thought of seeing all that red on the gloves in the trash lol. xxx

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Originally Posted by metria View Post

If you split it up, try to get all pieces roughly the same color.  Then knead them all together, 1 piece at a time.  

 

For example, if I had 1 kg fondant, I'd split it into 3 equal pieces.  I'd color and knead each piece separately to roughly the desired color.  Then I'd combine 2 of the pieces together and knead until all the color was smooth and even.  Then I'd add the last piece and repeat.


That sounds good, it is brick hard just now, will maybe give it a go, let you all know how i get on, cake made in freezer just now, so i can do the decor first with flowers etc, so we shall see how it turns out lol. Thank you xx

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