Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Techniques: Dying Fondant

Do you remember making homemade playdough when you were a kid? Well I came up with this technique for dying fondant from my childhood memories. It's quick, easy, and your hands stay dye-free.

1. Place fondant in a sandwich bag.
2. Drop in desired colors.
3. Press air out of bag
4. Seal the bag.
5. Knead with your hands until dye is fully blended into fondant.

It's that simple!

If you're making Carrot Cake Cupcakes (pictured above), the blending process is as follows:

Orange: 14 red + 8 yellow
Green: 14 green + 8 yellow

For black, I cheat and blend a few smudges of black icing with the fondant. The fondant will likely become sticky, so add some confectioner's sugar to dry it a little. You can also purchase black food coloring.

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