Friday, June 21, 2013

How to make brown fondant.... Without brown food coloring!

 So, I ran out of brown food coloring last week, and completely forgot to get some. What happens? It's midnight and I'm working on a cake when I realize this. Where I live now, there are no 24 hour convenience stores, like Walmart or Albertson's. After panicking for about 30 minutes, I realized there had to be a way to make brown from primary colors, I mean, my printer can do it. So, why can't I? 
Here is a quick tutorial of how I made brown. Depending on what shade of brown you need, you might have to add different amounts of color. I like to have a rich brown color on hand, so I can mix it with white to get whatever shade I need at the moment. 

   - Use Gel food colors, the liquid will water down your fondant and you will have a sticky mess! 
   - If your fondant does get too soft, knead in some powdered sugar. 
   - After you color your fondant, it's best to let it sit over night so the color can develop and the fondant can rest. 


  1. This is amazing thank you for this post :)

  2. Red, yellow and it! Thank you very much :)