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How to Color Fondant

10th September 2008

How to Color Fondant

 

Many of my readers asked me how to color fondant after reading my post Fondant Recipe for the best Fondant Icing

There are two main reasons to color fondant:

  1. To color fondant so the cake looks just like you want it to
  2. To color fondant as the cake itself is too dark that it “shades” the white fondant color

This post is entirely about how to color fondant, if you want to make the fondant from scratch, read my previous post describing how to make Fondant Recipe

I hope this post answers how to color fondant, and I’ll do my best to answer any future questions you have.

So, How to Color Fondant:

  1. Roll the fondant into a ball on your counter and smash it out a bit until it’s soft and pliable
  2. Make a pit in the fondant, and using a toothpick add dots of icing color into the pit (use a clean toothpic each time you dip it in the color).

    The important thing is to add just a little of the concentrated icing color at a time and then knead it over and over until you get an even spread of the color
  3. If the fondant is still too pale, use the same procedure to add in more color, but make sure you use a fresh toothpick every time you dip it into the color
  4. Once you finish to color the fondant, shape it to the shape of disks, wrap each fondant disk in plastic and place in an airtight container so the fondant keeps soft

How to Color Fondant – Tips:

  • Wear All-Purpose Gloves on youe hands before you start to color fondant, so you your hands stain-free
  • To color fondant, use Gel food color and not the liquid drops that you get from the grocery store.
    Liquid food colors will make the fondant too wet and will not give the same intensity.
    (The only exception to this rule is if you’re using an airbrush, as airbrush food colors are water based. When using an airbrush you’re not brushing and the spray is so light, it won’t hurt the fondant)
  • Remember that it is easier to add color to the fondant than take it out, so start with a little amounts of color and add more as you need to
  • When you come to color fondant, color more Fondant than you’ll need as it’s nearly impossible to match the color again if you need a little extra fondant
  • Note that the fondant colors will darken slightly overnight and will fade if Fondant is left in the light for a long time

Happy Cooking J

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  1. 1 On September 10th, 2008, Fondant Recipe – How to make fondant said:

    [...] But first, if you want to take your fondant recipe to the next level, you’re welcome to visit my post How to Color Fondant [...]

  2. 2 On September 11th, 2008, lisa said:

    thanks for that its my daughters 3rd bday next week and i wanna make a pretty pink cake for her ill let u know how it goes

  3. 3 On October 3rd, 2008, mufasa said:

    this so cool. thanks

  4. 4 On November 1st, 2008, Eugene said:

    Nice article. Thanks. :) Eugene

  5. 5 On November 12th, 2008, LILLY said:

    LOVELY CAKES, THERE IS RECIPE USING MARSHMELLOWS THAT LOOKS MORE EASY, HAVE YOU TRY IT YET?

  6. 6 On November 19th, 2008, rebecca said:

    can you tell me if corn syrup can be substituted with some other ingredient???

  7. 7 On November 24th, 2008, cosmas said:

    thanks ma alot for the teaching about fondant well am new to baking and i will like to know how to prepared spring roll and samosa all this i want you to help me send to my mail add on cosmus4red@yahoo.com
    thanks
    cosmas

  8. 8 On November 30th, 2008, Emmy said:

    Hey, by the concentrated icing color, do you mean food coloring? Thanks, seems like a great recipe!

  9. 9 On December 8th, 2008, Dev said:

    Hi, I was wandering where I could get gel food coloring, and if there are any big name stores that carry it? thank you.

  10. 10 On December 10th, 2008, Jenny R. said:

    I was looking for blog ideas to add to my site and I found your site. I like what you have done and will be sure to check back for updates.

  11. 11 On December 11th, 2008, Jodi said:

    I just want to say I have been searching for a FONDANT recipe and your is the by far the best and easiest! For a first timer I THANK YOU!

  12. 12 On December 12th, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    No Jodi, thank you! :-)
    I’m truly happy you found this fondant recipe helpful.

  13. 13 On December 18th, 2008, marmoura said:

    what is vegetable shortning?

  14. 14 On December 23rd, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Marmoura
    Vegetable Shortening is a solid fat made from vegetable oils, such as soybean and cotton seed oil.Vegetable shortening is virtually flavorless and is used as a substituted for other fats (such as butter or margarine) in baking of pie pastry, cookies, and cakes. Shortening is ideal for pastry, since it blends well with the flour. It can be stored at room temperature for up to a year.

    BTW – if you were looking for instructions regarding how to color fondant, you can easily do it without Vegetable Shortening :-)

  15. 15 On December 27th, 2008, dawn said:

    i have never made fondant before im hopeing i can do it.

  16. 16 On December 28th, 2008, Rosana said:

    I’m a designer & never made a cake before. Can’t wait to start but I can’t seem to find Glycerin anywhere. Any ideas on where to get it? In case I can’t find it, what does the fondant do without it?

    One more question: What happens if I add food coloring to the liquid mixture instead of the already done fondant? I only need one color here for my cake.

    I will take pics and send them to you as soon as I get all the ingredients. Very excited!

    Thank you so much for your site.
    Rosana Modugno
    “Art Menace”

  17. 17 On December 31st, 2008, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Dawn

    When you first try to make fondant you just don’t believe how easy it is.
    Did you see the post called “how to make fondant” at http://www.thecookduke.com/fondant-recipe ?
    You can check the comments to understand how easy it is to make fondant

    Happy Cooking :-)

  18. 18 On January 7th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Lilly
    I did try the Marshmallows fondant, but I must admit I prefer this form of fondant much better.
    You wrote that it seems that the Marshmallows fondant is easier to make, I think that when you try to make fondant following my recipe at http://thecookduke.com/fondant-recipe/ you’ll be amazed when you realize how easy it is to make fondant :-)

  19. 19 On January 15th, 2009, jordan-alice said:

    thank you so much. i’m 15 and i’m making a pig cake for my bestie for her birthday and i’ve been looking for fondant. and i needed how to colour it too because well it’s a pig. so all my thanks and this looks great and easy to make can i flavour it? instead of almond extract i think it was on the other page could i use something else? say vanilla?

  20. 20 On January 15th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Jordan-Alice
    I’m happy to have you on my site.
    There’s no problem to replace the almond extract with vanilla, it works just as well.
    I believe you saw the other post called “how to make fondant” I’m sure you’ll do great!
    You are more than welcome to send me pictures of the pig cake when it’s done and I’ll post it here

  21. 21 On January 18th, 2009, karla said:

    tryin fondant for the first time making my mom birthday cake in april (PRAY FOR ME)let you know how it turns out

  22. 22 On January 19th, 2009, Trisha said:

    I enjoy baking and am always experimenting w/various cookie recipes. But I’ve been thinking of trying to do a great cake (design). Thanks so much for the fondant recipe and coloring tips. My question is what’s the difference between using fondant and gum paste? Is one better than the other or are they just for specific uses? Thanks for your help and your great website!

  23. 23 On January 21st, 2009, KAMMiTAH said:

    CAN YOU EAT FONDANT?

  24. 24 On January 23rd, 2009, Mzzkim said:

    Hello Sir. I am so good with the box cakes and only prefer to use that type… would it make a difference if I wanted to decorate with fondant…and also is there a special icing color to make gold

  25. 25 On January 27th, 2009, Cassi said:

    I’m trying to make a cake for my sister’s baby shower, and I’m wanting to use fondant. I’m really good at making cakes an icing them, but I’ve never even attempted fondant, but I heard that buying the kind in the store pre-made tasts horrible! I’m hoping this will be easy!!

    BTW, what is glycerin??

  26. 26 On January 29th, 2009, Sarah said:

    Hi,

    Is it true you cannot freeze a fondant covered cake? Also, when making a cake for a special occasion, can you freeze it a couple of weeks before and then thaw and decorate it? If you make a cake a few days before do you keep it in the fridge or on the counter before decorating?

    Thanks,
    Sarah

  27. 27 On January 30th, 2009, shelley g said:

    I bought some glycerin from the drugstore. It doesn’t say anything about being safe for consumption. Is glycerin safe to eat? Is there a certain kind you should buy to cook with, or is it all the same?

  28. 28 On January 31st, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Dante
    I’m happy you’ve decided to give it a try, I’m sure it’s going to turn out just great!
    Did you see the “how to make fondant” post on http://thecookduke.com/fondant-recipe ? I think that’s where you should start…

  29. 29 On January 31st, 2009, Melissa said:

    Hi,
    I was wondering if you have a recipe to make chocolate fondant? Getting ready to make your fondant in a few hours, but would like to use chocolate if there is such a recipe. I am making wedding shower cakes that look like presents. (In black and white). The shower is tomarrow. Thats the theme.

    Thanks for your help,
    Melissa

  30. 30 On February 1st, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Melissa
    You dont have to make a chocolate fondant for that, that’s why we color fondant :-)
    What I do is follow this fondant recipe and color it to suit my needs.
    BTW – did you see my post about how to make a gift-wrapped cake?
    I think you’ll find it handy – http://thecookduke.com/gift-wrapped-cake/

    Happy Cooking :-)

  31. 31 On February 1st, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Shelley
    Usually the glycerin from the drugstore is safe to eat, BUT I would ask at the drugstore where you bought it just to make sure.
    I bought mine in a drugstore many times, and even I knew it’s safe, whenever buying in a new drugstore I asked again, as better sefe than sorry :-)

  32. 32 On February 1st, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Rosana (comment 13)
    Sorry for the late reply…
    I wouldn’t recommend to make fondant without the Glycerin, you can find it on amazon as well as in most drugstores and pharmacies.
    As for the color, although you only plan on using a single color, it’s much better to add the color once the fondant is done.

    I hope you send me your pics although it took me so long to respond.

    Happy cooking :-)

  33. 33 On February 1st, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Dev (comment number 7)

    Gel food coloring is found on amazon.

    Happy Cooking :-)

  34. 34 On February 1st, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Emmy (comment 7)
    Yes, it is a food coloring

  35. 35 On February 8th, 2009, Adam said:

    Well i very much want to make a fondant cake now, i have been watching the show Ace of Cakes on the Food Network and really want to make cool cakes like that, thanks, this will help a lot!

  36. 36 On February 9th, 2009, Julie said:

    I have the gel food colorings but Ive tried looking for specific colors like turqouise or fuschia and i cant find them in any store. Can you tell me which colors to match inorder to create those colors? Thanks

  37. 37 On February 11th, 2009, julie swartzlander said:

    Where should we send cake photos?

  38. 38 On February 15th, 2009, haylie said:

    Does it really matter if I use gel coloring or the drops? I only have the drops and I don’t know where to buy the gel and I need to make the cake soon. Will the drops really ruin the fondunt?

  39. 39 On February 15th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Haylie

    I usually use coloring gel, but coloring drops should be good as well.
    I wouldn’t delay making any cake because of that, use your coloring drops to color your perfect fondant.
    Looking forward for pictures of the fondant you made.

    Happy Cooking :-)

  40. 40 On February 21st, 2009, Ashleigh said:

    I’m looking forward to trying this recipe for my niece’s first birthday cake next month! I’ll send pictures if it turns out okay!
    BTW-you can get glycerin at Hobby Lobby!

  41. 41 On March 2nd, 2009, Alli said:

    Hi!
    I was wondering if fondant is okay to use with regular store bought boxed cakes. Or should I make it from scratch?

  42. 42 On March 3rd, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Alli

    It’s perfectly fine to use fondant with regular store bought boxed cakes, although making it from scratch is much more fun…

    Happy Cooking :-)

  43. 43 On March 8th, 2009, Vin David said:

    Glycerine used for fondant is edible and so are food coloring gels and the fondant itself. Why would anyone dress a cake with fondant that is inedible and then have to peel it off before eating it :)

    The easiest place to buy glycerine is Walmart in their Pharmacy OTC remedies area and the food gels can be found in tubes in the cake decoration isle. A lot of big name supermarkets also carry the gels which are a lot better than the liquids. The good part is that the gels can be used wherever liquid drops are used but not vice-versa…

  44. 44 On March 9th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Julie

    I don’t mix colors, you can find both turquoise or fuchsia on amazom.

    Happy Cooking :)

  45. 45 On March 9th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Cosmas

    Your wish is my command ?
    Added 3 Samosa Recipes just for you:

    http://thecookduke.com/samosa-recipe/ – Vegetarian Samosa Recipe

    http://thecookduke.com/samosa-recipe2/ – Meat Samosa Recipe

    http://thecookduke.com/samosa-recipe3/ – Fish Samosa Recipe

    Happy Cooking :)

  46. 46 On March 10th, 2009, Curlie said:

    I am going to try your fondant recipe tomorrow and color it too. Can’t wait to get started.

  47. 47 On March 11th, 2009, tonia said:

    How do i get cream colour for my fondant

  48. 48 On March 20th, 2009, nikki said:

    mam thank you so much u help me a lot..ill post it my 1st fondant cake

  49. 49 On March 30th, 2009, heather said:

    good morning.. when you make cut outs from your fondant can you freeze the decorations in advance for less work later.. and if so how much earlier can you make them?? can they freeze for a month or a year.. thank you in advance for your help

  50. 50 On March 31st, 2009, pam smith said:

    does it matter if its placed in the fridge or should it be kept out on the counter top somewhere? and you talk about storing it afterwords, i would like to use it right away, should there be a waiting period for me to use it right away. and also when do you think is the best time to use it.

  51. 51 On April 9th, 2009, Priya said:

    I have made the fondent day before yesterday according to the recipe. It came very well. Then I have stored it witha air tight box. When I tried to use it back yesterday It was hard. IS that I microwaved for few seconds. But Afetr that it was too sticky so I put some more icing suger and mixed with it. After that when I try to role it I couldnt do it properly and when I try to make the flowers its melting. What I have to do now. (With your recipe I have mixed some glycerin as well)

    And IS the Fondant and the suger gum paste same?

    Thanx

  52. 52 On April 15th, 2009, Sarah said:

    Thanks i didnt know how to use fondant recipe until this post!

  53. 53 On April 23rd, 2009, Jennifer said:

    This site has been very helpful, thank you so much!

  54. 54 On April 23rd, 2009, naughtyjandra said:

    Ma’am u just made my day, My mother is the only one that can do fondant and she is all the way to Miami and i live in Vegas, my birthday is coming and finally i can do something cool for my self, thank u so much!!!!!!!!!!!! and may i contact u if i have any questions??

  55. 55 On May 4th, 2009, omolola said:

    Tonia,to get a cream color from your fondant, make a pit on your fondant,using a toothpick add dots of little of golden icing color and knead until even spread color.

  56. 56 On May 7th, 2009, anna said:

    hi there.
    i am supposed to be making a wedding cake for a friend but have never made fondant. she would like it to be a chocolate cake with brown or preferrably chocolate fondant. is that possible? can you add a bit of coco powder to the recipe? or do you use coco extract and color it brown?? thanks!!

  57. 57 On May 26th, 2009, Abcde said:

    Could u give me some color mixe recpies like how to color fondant pink, orange, and yellow.

  58. 58 On May 26th, 2009, Jozee said:

    thanks so much for this fondant recipe. your directions were very well and easy to understand. I’m excited to get started where do you get gel food coloring. If you omit a bit of water from the fondant recipe can you incorrporate the liquid food coloring at that time of it is to be all one color?

  59. 59 On June 5th, 2009, Nadia said:

    I need to make black fondant. I would like to use gel coloring if there is the color black available, but if i do have to mix it will it still turn out nice? An earlier post said not to mix them.

  60. 60 On June 7th, 2009, Marwa said:

    what about powder colours….how would i use it to colour fondant?!!!

  61. 61 On June 8th, 2009, Nicole said:

    Where do you buy the glycerin?

  62. 62 On June 10th, 2009, Berline.K said:

    Thank youso much. those how to color fondant instructions help to me make better my cake decorations. God bless you.

  63. 63 On June 11th, 2009, Veronica said:

    Hi, If i cover my cake with fondant on friday and put it in the fridge overnight for saturday, will it become too hard?
    How long can this fondant recipe last?

  64. 64 On June 13th, 2009, Tori said:

    I really thank you for this “how to color fondant” post, but i need a recipe for gum paste,butter cream icing, modleing chocolate,royal icing, and how to make a pipping bag. plz someone

  65. 65 On June 20th, 2009, Mikayla said:

    Can i use normal food coloring to color the fondant instead of the fancy icing coloring?

    Thanks…
    Mikayla

  66. 66 On June 24th, 2009, raisa said:

    will i be okay if i use gel food coloring on marshmellow fondant?

  67. 67 On June 24th, 2009, jazmyn said:

    thanx so much for showin me how to make the fondant

  68. 68 On June 24th, 2009, jazmyn said:

    were do u get the icing colors you use to color fondant?

  69. 69 On June 27th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Mikayla

    Regular food coloring will do fine, although gel food coloring does better :)
    When you look at the price you’ll notice there’s not a big different between the two, so if you’re buying it just for the fondant I’d recommend buying the gel.
    If you already have liquid food coloring you can easily use it and still get great results.

    Happy Cooking :)

  70. 70 On June 27th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Nadia

    I’m not sure what earlier post you’re referring to, but there’s no problem in using black coloring gel if you want to get a black fondant.

    Happy Cooking :)

  71. 71 On June 27th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Omolola
    Thanks for answering Tonia’s question, your involvement is heart worming.

    Happy Cooking :)

  72. 72 On July 7th, 2009, Sooz said:

    I just found the website and I am excited! Thank you so much for so freely sharing your expertise and posting pictures, etc. As others have posted, I’ve never made fondant before, and am just beginning this “artistic” journey, and I am thrilled with your website!!

    I haven’t explored all of your site yet, but hopefully, you will have instructions (and photos!) of how to roll out the fondant and how to place it on a cake and smoooooooth it so it looks great!

    Again, many thanks!
    Sooz

  73. 73 On July 7th, 2009, Nikki L said:

    How long will the fondant keep before it is no good?

  74. 74 On July 10th, 2009, Robert said:

    Can you substitute splenda for the confectionary sugar in this fondant recipe?

    Thanks Robert

  75. 75 On July 10th, 2009, G- said:

    Fondant recipe question: I am making a very moist cake-it has amaretto drizzled over the cake. Is it recommended to ice the cake first and then cover with fondant to prevent the moist cake from making the fondant wet or sticky? Should I even put fondant over frosting or icing?

  76. 76 On July 11th, 2009, Melissa said:

    I would like to shape something out of Fondant and give it a smell and flavor. How would I be able to do that?? I’m trying to get a smell and flavor like tobacco smoke.

  77. 77 On July 11th, 2009, Megan said:

    This is and amazing website! I have read the posts on how to make fondant and how to color fondant, lets just say cake boss and ace of cakes have inspired me. I have a birthday coming up and am tempted to make my own cake! I do have one question, is fondant a sturdy material, or flimsy and hard to apply?

    Thanks,
    Megan

  78. 78 On July 13th, 2009, NoviceBaker said:

    hi the cook duke or anymone who wants top help :) ,
    I am very excited to try the fondant recipe, i finally found glycerin and cant wait to make my daugherts first birthday cake :) . The problem is i’ve never made a cake before and i dont wat to ruin the fondant by having an unstable cake, so i wanted to know if i could have a recipe for a white cake or whatever other flavoured cakes for kids, please help? Also I just wanted to know if icing sugar is the same as confectioners sugar?
    Thanks.
    Sincerely,
    Novice Baker =D

  79. 79 On July 14th, 2009, A said:

    hi,

    ur site is absolutely wonderful…plz can u tell me if i can use corn oil instead of shortening for your fondant recipe as its not available

  80. 80 On July 17th, 2009, Kate said:

    When you’re working with fondant, can you over do handling it? I am excited to try making this fondant recipe, but just want to make sure you can’t wreak it by overhandling it.

  81. 81 On July 20th, 2009, jenn said:

    i have read that some use powder coloring to color fondant and you dont

  82. 82 On July 20th, 2009, Sofie said:

    Hello,im making a cake for my dad because his birthday is coming up and i waz wondering if you had any decoration tips or techniques you could share,and i would also would lyk to thank you soo much with the fondant recipe :)

  83. 83 On July 27th, 2009, Brenon said:

    I just read your post on how to make fondant, and now how to color it and I can’t wait to make it! I’m making a ladybug cake for my daughter’s 1st birthday in 2 weeks. It’s my first attempt at making a fancy cake, but this recipe seems easy enough :) Thanks so much! I’ll send pictures if it’s a success. ;)

  84. 84 On August 4th, 2009, Frances O. said:

    Thank you so much for posting your fondant recipe! I was able to make a golf themed cake for my boyfriend’s birthday and he absolutely loved it.

    I have never done anything like it before, and it worked out, so thanks for all the pictures and detailed instructions!

    –Sorry, I would’ve sent pics. but I didn’t see an email. Anyways, THANKS AGAIN and have a good one.

  85. 85 On August 9th, 2009, leash said:

    I just read your how to make fondant recipe and I’ve always wanted to make a really nice looking cake. However, I have always hated having to use that normal store-bought icing. I can’t wait to try it out, thank you.

  86. 86 On August 19th, 2009, Alicia said:

    How to color fondant is easy, but where do I find glycerin? :)

  87. 87 On August 26th, 2009, someone . . . said:

    Thanks. I’ve made three cakes with this fondante recipie, and they all turned out great and delicous. I’d send you photos, but they were eate before I could have taken them.

  88. 88 On August 28th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi
    When the cake is finished before you had the chance to take a picture is the best compliment for the chef.
    No doubt you had a great success with this fondant recipe, I’ll wait for pictures of your next cake :)

    Happy Cooking

  89. 89 On August 30th, 2009, alicia said:

    Hello

    I need to make a Circus cake for my god daughter next week i am going to attempt this foundant recipe way but my concern is the party is Sunday so i want to make it Saturday ( incase of mistakes ) can i put the cake with the fondant in the refrigerator or will that mess it up???

  90. 90 On August 31st, 2009, Alexis said:

    Hi! I have never worked with fondant before but ive always wanted to try. Your fondant recipe seems easy enough that i could try. I just have one question. Ive never seen gel coloring at the store. Do i have to go to a specialty cooking store to get it?

  91. 91 On September 5th, 2009, Chelsea said:

    Thank you so much for the fondant recipe and color! I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m making my first “real” cake in one week and I’m so excited to make it! I’ll send pictures if it turns out well =) again, thanks so much! And a VERY happy cooking!

  92. 92 On September 9th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Chelsea

    Thank you for your kind words!
    I’m sure you’re going to make great cakes, I’m looking forward recieving your pictures.

    Happy Cooking :)

    BTW – I’d appreciate if you can tell me where you found the glycerin as many readers are asking

    thanks,

  93. 93 On September 12th, 2009, Michelle said:

    Hi!
    I found glycerin at a natural foods store in town. And I live in a small town, too, so I was pretty excited to find it without having to drive for an hour to a baking supply store. Just make sure the glycerin specifies food grade, as it is also used in soap making and cosmetics at different grades. I’m decorating today, so I’ll send pictures!!!

  94. 94 On October 7th, 2009, Tracey said:

    Hello!
    I am looking so forward to making your fondant & hopefully a dazzling Birthday cake!
    Can you tell me how long in advance the fondant can be prepared if stored in an air tight container in the fridge?

  95. 95 On October 13th, 2009, Angela said:

    I am so excited to start making my own cake….i will be doing it for my sister’s babyshower and i hope it comes out great….thanks for the tips

  96. 96 On October 18th, 2009, I Love Baking said:

    I have a question on how to color fondant – after placing the colorwith th tooth pick do you have to roll it for the color to mix in or what I am very lost?

  97. 97 On October 20th, 2009, Chencinge said:

    Can you help me – how to color fondant to be dark black? i don’t want it pale because of the white color recieved from your fondant recipe…

  98. 98 On October 23rd, 2009, fondant said:

    This is my second time here. my first time was trying your :how to make fondant” and it was great, now after i loved your fondant recipe I came to see how to color fondant.
    Sounds so easy i’ll definately give it a try

  99. 99 On October 25th, 2009, Annonomus said:

    I just read your blog it’s amazing how do you get fondant to stay in a sertan spot like standing up straight do you wrap it around metal to make it stay?

  100. 100 On November 3rd, 2009, laney said:

    I would like to know where you can find coloring GEL. The way you worded those few sentences made it sound like you couldn’t get it at a grocery store.

  101. 101 On November 5th, 2009, Christi said:

    hi! I got a lot of weird looks when I was asking for glycerin at regular grocry stores but then I went to Michaels, the craft store, and found it easily in the cake/cupcake aisle :-) so check your craft stores!!

  102. 102 On November 10th, 2009, Renee said:

    my daughter would like me to do a tyedie fondant for her cake only 4 colors, we saw it done on one of our favorite showes cakeboss on TLC, once i make the colors she wants how would i go about putting them together as one big sheet, thanks for your time and help!!!!

  103. 103 On November 13th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi G
    Thanks for your kind words.
    I’m looking forward seeing pictures of the cakes you made.
    BTW – I guess you arrived to this “how to color fondant” page from my fondant recipe called “How to make fondant”.
    If you didn’t I suggest you try my fondant recipe at http://thecookduke.com/fondant-recipe/

    Happy Cooking :)

  104. 104 On November 15th, 2009, Ashley said:

    Look for glycerin at MICHAELS!! i looked at 7 different stores before i came upon it! good luck and happy cooking :)

  105. 105 On November 15th, 2009, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Ashley

    Thank you for taking the time to update us where you found your glycerin, so many people just can’t find it.
    Did you follow my “How to color fondant” post, was it easy?

    You’re welcome to send me pictures of the cakes you made using my fondant recipe, I’ll be more than happy to post them on my blog.

    Happy Cooking :)

  106. 106 On November 16th, 2009, Nora said:

    Hi,

    I know I already bothered you with a question on your main fondant recipe page, so sorry for taking your time again.

    1) What color of food coloring should I use to make an ivory color fondant?
    2) How could I make a light red fondant, put not quite pink?
    3) How different will the end color in the fondant be if I use a liquid coloring as opposed to a gel coloring of the same shade?

    Thanks AGAIN

  107. 107 On November 16th, 2009, Rachael said:

    I’m going to try this fondant recipe on my husband’s birthday cake today. Do you recommend using butter cream under the fondant or not? (I see your last post was last night so I’m hoping you can answer this before I get to that point in the decorating (I’m getting ready to bake the cake). Thank you in advance!

  108. 108 On November 24th, 2009, shannon said:

    Thanx for this post iwant to make a cake for my twins birthday in february and I wan to do a few test fondants before doing the grand finale,I watch the show “ace of cakes” and “cake boss” but I notice the never show the fondant being prepared and I was curious but im glad I found this site now im gonna try it out.wish me luck u guys.

  109. 109 On December 3rd, 2009, Taylor said:

    I was wondering could you just use food coloring for it

  110. 110 On December 6th, 2009, jhermyn said:

    Sweet!

    My brother is going to get married in two weeks.

    He said he wants to have a wedding cake that has a smooth finish(he doesnt want it to be too creamy and heavy)

    This fondant recipe looks easy to make (^_^). Knowing your recipe makes me more confident to design my brother’s wedding cake.

  111. 111 On December 9th, 2009, Kay said:

    I have a question: Gel food colours aren’t available where I am, only the liquid and powder ones, How should I colour the fondant then?

  112. 112 On December 12th, 2009, Gina said:

    Thank You, the Fondant turned out fantastic, and was my first attempt!!!!! Great website.

  113. 113 On January 2nd, 2010, Fondant Recipe - Amy Johnson’s experience | www.thecookduke.com said:

    [...] better understanding on how to color fondant you can view my post named “how to color fondant” and for all of you who hadn’t try yet – You’re welcome to try my fondant [...]

  114. 114 On January 13th, 2010, Mae said:

    Hi there

    I just came accross this webpage – how do i get metallic coloured fondant?

    I have seen a few pictures with metallic coloured fondant.. Also what about printed fondant – are they made to order or is it possible to make it yourself?

    Thank you :)

  115. 115 On January 22nd, 2010, Jamie-Anne said:

    Hey again, i was wondering, after looking at the pics of the cakes you made, do you make them and sell them?

  116. 116 On February 2nd, 2010, Candace said:

    Can you make shapes of fondant and freeze them before use?

  117. 117 On February 4th, 2010, amber said:

    i used you recipe to make my very first cake! it turned out ok! im sure with a little practice i can achieve what i am going for!! i am going to make the cake for my little girls first birthday party!! do you have any ideas for me?
    also i wanted to let everyone know that you can also get glycerin at hobby lobby! thats where i got all of my ingredients! thank you so much for the recipe!!

  118. 118 On March 26th, 2010, Angel said:

    I found the glycerin needed for this fondant recipe at GNC. It is a vegetable glycerine. I hope it is the same.

  119. 119 On April 2nd, 2010, Susan said:

    I am excited to try your recipe. I am going to try and start a baking club at my daughters’ school to make treats for their fun fair. I was wondering if fondant can be frozen once it’s been put on the cake, or if not, how long will something (with fondant last) in the fridge, and still taste good.
    Thanks

  120. 120 On April 9th, 2010, Jessica said:

    Thanks for this great fondant recipe! I do have a hard time coloring this fondant to make a true black or red. Can you give me some tips in that regard?
    Thanks!

  121. 121 On April 19th, 2010, ghbmv said:

    i am on the bridge about doing this fondant recipe again, i tried a different fondant reciepe last time and it came out cracked,altough it was eaten by 4,5 and 6 year olds so i dont think they really cared!:) But this time its for my nannys birthday… so im not so sure…
    well thanks anyways!
    GHBMV

  122. 122 On April 26th, 2010, Sharon said:

    Your cakes are BEAUTIFUL!

    Is it possible to color fondant using natural food colorings? My family has to avoid artificial colors, but I don’t think they make natural versions of the concentrated colorings usually used with fondant – I’ve only found the drop-by-drop kind.

  123. 123 On April 27th, 2010, Erin said:

    I would like to get a head start on the fondant and fondant decorations for my sons b-day cake. If I store the fondant in an airtight container how long will it last? Also, how far in advance can I pre make cut out decorations? Thanks for your help? I am so excited to try this out!

  124. 124 On May 3rd, 2010, Laura said:

    Hi, i would just like to know if you need leave the fondant out over night before useing it?

  125. 125 On June 23rd, 2010, Tabithia said:

    FYI: Found glycerin at Hobby Lobby.

  126. 126 On June 25th, 2010, gregg said:

    hello, and thanks for the recipe for fondant. after making multiple 3-D cakes mixing up frosting recipies, this makes it much easier to hold them together and to get the look I want

    oh and btw… glycerin is commonly used for medical needs… you can find food grade glycerin at many pharmacies like Walgreens, or at grocery stores, the grocery clerks may not know what you are talking about, but the pharmacist or General Merchandise / Health and Beauty clerk will probably take you right to it (Ive worked grocery for many years)

  127. 127 On July 1st, 2010, Shannon K. said:

    Hi, I just had a question before I try this, I’m not sure if you’ve seen this but Micheal’s Art’s and Crafts stores have Cake icing spray paint, and I was wondering if I could use that instead of coloring the actual fondant?

    Thank You,
    Shannon

  128. 128 On July 2nd, 2010, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Shannon

    You can definitely use cake icing spray rather than coloring gel to color fondant, but it depends on how you use the fondant.

    If you make fondant to cover a cake without adding decorations built out of fondant then the spray is very good, it even allows you to color the fondant in special designs, which is more difficult if you color the fondant as described in my post.

    HOWEVER – If you intend to add decoration to your cake other than just color it then I recommend using the fondant coloring method described in the post, as the entire fondant consists of the same color rather than just covered with color on the surface, which makes it much easier to work with.

    Happy Cooking :)

  129. 129 On July 5th, 2010, Jennifer said:

    I have tried to color black/red/brown, these colors always seem to come out wrong. Could you please tell me how to make these colors? The red seems to come out a neon salmon color. The more color that I add to the fondant, then dough starts to fall apart. I would appreciate any help you could give so i understand how to color fondant. 10x

  130. 130 On July 20th, 2010, cherrygirl said:

    this seems to be a great recipe! out of curiosity, exactly how long will the fondant stay good? will it continue to stay soft if stored properly? or will it eventually just “wear out”?

  131. 131 On July 22nd, 2010, Cynthia said:

    Hello!(:
    My name is Cynthia. I’m 14 1/2. I am from Texas.
    Well, I love baking, I want to study nursing but at the same time want to go to culinary school, but in my little town it’s impossible to keep a succesful bakery.
    Well this is not about me what I was going to ask you is that where could I find Gel food color?… If you stated not to use the liquid drops the once from the grocery store…? Please get back with me when you can…(:

  132. 132 On July 22nd, 2010, carol said:

    You can get glycerin also at any pharmacy. It is in the skin care department. I have made my own Kahlua for many years and it is called for in the reciepe. Probably alot less expensive than at the craft stores.

  133. 133 On July 25th, 2010, Jessie said:

    Hi!

    I am going to give this a try tomorrow (first time working with fondant) – to cover a Rock-Star-Guitar cake – but I have some colours in gel, and others in powder form. Would this be a problem? I shouldn´t think that the powders will be a problem, but would like to double check!

    Thank you !

    Jessie

  134. 134 On July 28th, 2010, neko said:

    hi
    how are you there?
    thanks for the Recipe you dont know how much time and effort I spent to find it
    but to Color the Fondant can I use Powder colors? I dont think I can but I had to ask please say I can T^T

    thanks and sorry for Bothering you. :)

  135. 135 On July 29th, 2010, Raven Berry said:

    Dear Cookduke,
    hi…my name is raven and i am a twin 13 year old girl. i love baking and making new things. our 14th birthday is comming up and i was wanting to make oue cake…i just wanted to say thx…and im glad i found ur recipy! <3

  136. 136 On August 7th, 2010, ginix said:

    OMG LOVE the fondant! now all i can do is make decorate cakes for no reason!! thank you so much!!!

  137. 137 On August 13th, 2010, Noelle said:

    Walmart has glycerin in the pharmacy section

  138. 138 On August 21st, 2010, MmmmmCake said:

    Edible glycerin can be found at hobby lobby. Gel food coloring can be found at Walmart. This was easy and fun to make my daughter is 5 and she helped, very simple. Thanks

  139. 139 On August 26th, 2010, Cary said:

    This sounds like a great recipe. I am going to try it this weekend. I found the glycerin at Micheal’s in the baking isle.

  140. 140 On September 1st, 2010, Sheri said:

    I decorated a cake yesterday with fondant. It was for a Red Hat luncheon today. My red fondant turned dark pink after about 3 hours (this was at night, so it was not exposed to sunlight). I used about 1/2 a bottle of red gel food color and had all kinds of trouble with the consistency of the fondant. Can you please tell us how you would mix the fondant (to decorate a 14″ x 3″ round cake) to get a true red (or a true black). Any dark color would require a lot of gel food color and would/could wreak havoc with the consistency. Would you suggest adding the food color before incorporating the powdered sugar (i.e., mix with the soup first)?

    Also, my fondant did not hold its shape well. I was trying to achieve a floppy hat brim effect. I could send you a picture of the final cake if you would care to comment.

  141. 141 On September 29th, 2010, Tanya said:

    could i substitute splenda instead of icing sugar to make fondant?
    Thanks

  142. 142 On October 14th, 2010, lovebug said:

    hello i am only 11 and i understand how to make this me and my mother are going to do a cake for my birthday i hope it turns out well

  143. 143 On November 12th, 2010, anna said:

    can you eat fondant??!!

    i am puting it on a cake tonight and its my first time!!!???

  144. 144 On November 12th, 2010, anna said:

    Can you eat fondant?I am puting it on a cake tonight!!!??? please hurry?!!!!!

  145. 145 On November 29th, 2010, Diana said:

    recipe can you substitute pistachios for almonds when making Amaretti cookies???

  146. 146 On December 6th, 2010, Evangelina Flores said:

    I am so glad I found your site…my daughter is having her 1st birthday in February and I AM going to make her her Minnie Mouse cake…I will start making fondont until it comes out the way it’s supposed too..thanks again.

  147. 147 On December 10th, 2010, shaz said:

    hi! im 11 years old and ilooovvveee shows like cake boss and iv always wanted to make a cake like on of those… so im really looking forward to making fondant and making an AWESOME cake! it seems easy, and im sure to try THIS method. THANK YOUUU!

  148. 148 On December 14th, 2010, natalie said:

    will food coloring work to? cause i don’t have any dye and i don’t know where to get some!

  149. 149 On December 16th, 2010, Amy said:

    i didn’t like this fondant it came out crumbly after i colored it

  150. 150 On December 24th, 2010, Sadie said:

    Hi there,
    I’m baking a New Year’s cake and I was wondering if there was any way to make metallic colors? I was looking to make gold :) If you could help that would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Sadie

  151. 151 On January 4th, 2011, ~Randee~ said:

    Hi, If i cover my cake with fondant and decorate it on friday and put it in the fridge overnight for saturday, will it become too hard?
    How long can this fondant recipe last?

  152. 152 On January 6th, 2011, Chizi said:

    10x 4 dis recipe. Pls how do i hold fondant to the cake and make the decorations?

  153. 153 On January 13th, 2011, Bonnie said:

    About to try my first fondant cake and would like to know how to make a cluster bow/ribbon like the one I saw on your site.

  154. 154 On January 14th, 2011, marin said:

    This is my first time making fondant. I’m actually making it for my own birthday haha my ssweet sixteen!! So wish me good luck!

  155. 155 On January 17th, 2011, kaitlyn said:

    Hi im 13( been baking for as long as i can remember) and have been looking for a fondant recipe for a while now and i hope this recipe works because my baby cousins 2nd b-day is comin up and i want this to be the best cake he will have ever!!! will let u know how it comes out

  156. 156 On February 26th, 2011, Michaela said:

    BTW, love the recipe. Cant wait to use it!!!! Um, i noticed that many other people have been asking about if the fondant could sit out overnight.Please answer back.
    :)

  157. 157 On March 17th, 2011, michele said:

    How can i make flesh color fondant with primary gel colors.

  158. 158 On April 4th, 2011, stephanie said:

    I love baking way to much. However never attempted fondant. I have recently decided to make my son’s first birthday cakes. I’m nervous. Its going to be a big elmo cake. But with your recipe and color recipe. I’m sure I can pull it off thanks again for the recipe

  159. 159 On April 10th, 2011, Cala said:

    I have never made a cake using fondant. It is my son’s 5th Birthday tomorrow so I’m going to use all of your techniques. Hopefully they look as great as yours. Thanks for posting all of your ideas. You have been most helpful. Thanks.

  160. 160 On May 9th, 2011, diana said:

    thanks alot for the recipe!!! I just love the way fondant tastes(don’t know why)and the way it looks, its so elegant! your recipe is the best I’ve find. THANKYOU!!

  161. 161 On May 27th, 2011, chrystal bates said:

    Is there anyway to add a metalic look to the fondant when adding color?

  162. 162 On June 7th, 2011, bob said:

    what colours can i do

  163. 163 On July 19th, 2011, katie said:

    where can you get gel food coloring im only 13 but i love to bake and i would love to try to make a cake with fondant but i cant find glycerin either

  164. 164 On July 20th, 2011, Shu said:

    New to baking and just love it. I was looking for fondant recipes all over the net and this seems the most do-able by far. Waiting to try it out. Seems like an awesome site!!

  165. 165 On July 20th, 2011, Pam said:

    I was wondering how long the fondant will keep and if it needs refrigerated. Also if I roll out fondant into shapes, is it possible to do this up to two weeks ahead of time or is it best to do it as needed.

  166. 166 On July 26th, 2011, Tyty said:

    After u make a rainbow shape can u use food coloring on it?

  167. 167 On July 27th, 2011, Kim said:

    I too had a hard time finding glycerin (vegetable based) in my grocery store so I asked a manager. He had no clue what it was (this is a fairly large chain store) so he googled it for me. They did have it but it was in the ‘health’ section of the store. Apparently it’s placed there because people use it to make soaps though I don’t know what that has to do with our health section. (It’s still edible though.)

  168. 168 On August 15th, 2011, Niki said:

    How far in advance can I make the Fondant?

  169. 169 On September 8th, 2011, Anna Tang said:

    Where can I buy the 10X confectioners sugar.

  170. 170 On September 17th, 2011, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Anna

    10x means that the sugar powder was grained 10 times. If you cant find it, Instead of 10x you may ask for icing sugar, confectioners sugar or powdered sugar.

    Happy Cooking :)

  171. 171 On September 29th, 2011, Toph said:

    I’m about to make this fondant recipe.
    I’m going to apply edible gold leaf to some of the finishing decorations to creating “shooting stars” for a wedding cake. Have you ever tried applying gold or silver leaf to fondant? I figure it will stick on its own, but if it doesn’t I’ll try brushing the surface of the fondant with a little water or egg white before applying the gold leaf.

    I’m also hoping the fondant will have enough structure to stand up off the surface of the cake on it’s own. I saw your photo of the cake with the blue ribbons which appeared to be free standing. I figure if I let it dry out a bit it will make it stiffer. Any tips on how to achieve that effect?

    Very excited about all this.

  172. 172 On September 29th, 2011, monisha quiqui reid smith junior said:

    how do you apply the fondant to the cake?

  173. 173 On October 19th, 2011, Ara said:

    Thanks for these recipes! i’m going to make a hockey puck cake, should be an interesting first try!

  174. 174 On October 24th, 2011, One N'Amilli said:

    can I colorthe fondant while in the process of making it,instead of after its made?

  175. 175 On October 27th, 2011, Sherry said:

    Hi
    Can these cakes be frozen after they are made…thus ready ahead of time? Thanks

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