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how to add color to rolled fondant
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If your thirst for new Cake Decorating Techniques has led you to colored fondant, you probably have a few questions, right?
You've got all these great designs swimming around in your head and you're itching to get started, but all you've got is white fondant - now what?
Adding color to fondant is a very simple process, if a little time consuming. You add a tiny amount of paste food color to the white fondant and knead until the color is evenly distriuted throughout the dough.
tips for coloring fondant:
- A little color goes a long way. Use a toothpick dipped in paste food color to add a very tiny amount - you can always add more.
- The colors you use will darken over time, so make them a little lighter than you think you want.
- As soon as you have colored your fondant, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap until you need to use it.
- You can use either shortening (Crisco), corn starch or powdered sugar on your hands and work surafce to prevent to fondant from sticking. It's just a matter of trying each and deciding on your personal preference.
- For black fondant, start with a dark chocolate fondant rather than white. You will need a lot less food color, which means no horrible after-taste from too much color.
see it for yourself
cake decorating techniques - colored fondant
If you're anything like me, it's much easier to learn a new skill by seeing it done rather than reading about it.
So sit back, relax and watch Karen from Expert Village show you how it's done...
what to do with all this fondant...
Check out these great cake designs that use colored fondant: