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How to Color Fondant

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How to color fondant is a typical question for fondant cake newbies.  Luckily, coloring fondant with liquid food coloring is super easy and to color fondant

How to color fondant is a question I’d been pondering for awhile.  Good news is its super fun and easy (although a little messy).

If you are making your own homemade fondant like the marshmallow fondant recipe I recently posted, then the coloring part will be your next step toward making beautiful decorations for your cake projects.

I wanted to know how to color fondant red with for upcoming holiday season, which prompted me to figure it out.

how to color fondant with toothpick

Steps to coloring fondant:

1. Once you have stored your homemade fondant for at least 12 hours, you will want to knead it with your hands to warm it up and make it more pliable.

2. Using a gel color, dip a toothpick in the color you’ve chosen and rub in the middle of the fondant ball.

3. Fold the fondant over the color and begin to knead.  You will see the fondant start to change to the color.

4. If you would like the color to be darker, simply dip the toothpick and rub in the fondant ball again.

This is really all there is coloring fondant.  Have fun will all of the stunning gel colors available today.

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How to Color Fondant

Author Five Silver Spoons


  • Fondant
  • Gel Color
  • Toothpick
  • Kneading surface


  1. Knead the fondant ball until your warm hands create a more pliable fondant ball.
  2. Create small reservoir in middle of ball.
  3. Dip toothpick in gel color and rub toothpick in reservoir.
  4. Knead fondant ball until color spreads throughout ball.
  5. Add more gel color if you would like a darker color.











How to color fondant tutorial.  It is easier than you think.
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