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Colored fondant... what kind of food coloring? FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27055 posts
11th Dec '12

Im tackling a project for Lily's birthday and making an AWESOME cake. I can post pics if you'd like. But for those who have made marshmallow fondant... what kind of food coloring is the best to make colors for the rainbow?



Are drop food coloring better than gels? Can you use any kind of coloring or is there a special type for this kind of stuff?

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
11th Dec '12

i wanna see :D
and i've just used drops on marshmallow fondant.

Nichole+3girls 3 kids; Dayton, Ohio 31307 posts
11th Dec '12

when i make MMF, i use Wilton Gel because i've tried to get the perfect color and end up using almost a whole bottle of liquid dye :x

Flower♥Child Litchfield, NY, United States 69196 posts
11th Dec '12

I'd use gel. It doesn't compromise the texture/thickness of the fondant

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27055 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting KNZ.:" i wanna see :D and i've just used drops on marshmallow fondant. "


Im attempting to make this:
http://livelearnloveeat.com/tag/my-little-pony-marshmallow-fondant-cake/



Is marshmallow fondant yummy? Will kids like it? Is there a better fondant to make?

Nichole+3girls 3 kids; Dayton, Ohio 31307 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting FroggysMommy:" Im attempting to make this: http://livelearnloveeat.com/tag/my-little-pony-marshmallow-fondant-cake/ Is marshmallow fondant yummy? Will kids like it? Is there a better fondant to make?"


make MMF, its easy and tastes good. super sweet though! So it's like candy coated cake :lol:



KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting FroggysMommy:" Im attempting to make this: http://livelearnloveeat.com/tag/my-little-pony-marshmallow-fondant-cake/ Is marshmallow fondant yummy? Will kids like it? Is there a better fondant to make?"


i've heard it's the most edible-friendly fondant.
it tastes like marshmallows. the kid's at my son's party ate it.
that cake is adorable :P

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
12th Dec '12

Gel works best. Drops take way to much to get a true color and the powder is super messy. Or you could be a cheater like me and have an airbrush :wink: then it's SUPER easy lol

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23057 posts
12th Dec '12

Gels are great. you only need a teeny-tiny amount.
I use a toothpick dipped in the gel to add to whatever I'm tinting as it has so much pigment. the toothpick allows better control.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27055 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" Gel works best. Drops take way to much to get a true color and the powder is super messy. Or you could be a cheater like me and have an airbrush :wink: then it's SUPER easy lol"


Id LOVE to have an airbrush... I make so many funky snacks that it would be AWESOME! But I need money for this damn party without any extras and the holidays... maybe soon though!



I'll post pics of the cake when I'm done. I think I have a good idea of how I want the design to go. I am going to make a tie dye layer over the tie-dyed white cake underneath. I found an awesome banana cake but I dont know if other kids will like it... so white it is :) But the fondant will be tie dye, Im stoked!