How to Color Fondant for Cake Decoration

Coloring Fondant is another fun task I enjoy doing. It is easy to do, but also has to be done carefully so that you  can get the exact color tone you are a looking to get. Here’s how to Color Fondant for Cake Decorating. 
You’ll need :
– White Fondant
– Food dye or coloring (liquid, powder or paste)
– Gloves (to prevent staining your hands with dye)
(dr. oetker food coloring , do not stain, I love using them)

Steps

1. Put on the gloves and knead the fondant until soft and form a ball; then lightly punch the ball a little in the center . 

2. Using a toothpick, pick a little of the coloring and tap it on the fondant, knead and repeat the process until you get your desired color. 
 If you’re using liquid food dye add one drop at a time and knead until you get your desired color. 

3. Finally form into a ball and tightly wrap up the fondant in a nylon or plastic bag and place in a sealed container until you’re ready to use.

Tip: Always color more than you need because it could be difficult to get the same shade or color tone if you finish with the one you have. 

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19 Comments

  1. Phylia Solomon
    July 4, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Why does my fundant sweat

  2. Dorinzy
    March 3, 2017 / 4:44 am

    Enter your comment… Please why is it that Red colouring is always giving me dark pink

  3. Vanessa
    October 10, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Please, how can I get a deep red colour? The liquid food colouring I use always comes out looking

  4. Anonymous
    October 10, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Please, how can I get a deep red colour? The liquid food colouring I use always comes out pink (dark pink).

  5. Anonymous
    August 30, 2016 / 11:56 am

    Tnks nky lily lete

  6. Chinenye Mary
    December 15, 2015 / 8:13 am

    Welldone dearie. I pray for more strength

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 29, 2015 / 12:33 pm

      Thanks Chi 🙂

  7. Anonymous
    September 18, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    Pls Nky is Egg white necessary for making fondant.if yes what is its work

  8. Zainab Igwe
    September 24, 2014 / 9:32 am

    And can one use them for the cake itself, not just icing? If not which can I use?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 25, 2014 / 9:56 am

      You can use it for both icing and the cake itself.

    • duru amy
      December 25, 2015 / 4:01 am

      How about red velvet cakes?

    • duru amy
      December 25, 2015 / 4:01 am

      How about red velvet cakes?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 7, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Yes Amy, you can use them for red velvet cakes .

  9. Zainab Igwe
    September 24, 2014 / 9:31 am

    Please where can I get the exact food colour you used?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 25, 2014 / 9:55 am

      It's dr oetker, I think you'll get it at park n shop, but feel free to use any good food color you find. Mine comes in paste, I think paste is better.

  10. Anonymous
    June 7, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    was the reminant of the pink fondant u made that u coloured?..Wasnt it difficult for u to get the colours as the fondant is not white?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 9, 2014 / 7:22 am

      No it wasn't ,but I needed more color than I would have used if I was working with white fondant.And the pink fondant I was using was a very light pink.

  11. Anonymous
    June 1, 2014 / 12:49 am

    Very easy thanks.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 9, 2014 / 7:19 am

      you're welcome dear 🙂

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