After I made my video tutorial on how to make Black LMF Fondant, quite a few people have asked me how to make Red Fondant. Not pink, not orange, not sorta red, but RED RED. Super sexy, deep, true red fondant. Not an easy feat to achieve, as you might have noticed if you have ever tried to make white fondant into red fondant. You end up with red sticky glue. Not so great.
Here is the video on how to make Red Fondant. Super simple if you follow a few easy steps. The best part is, this tastes like vanilla. No nasty red flavor because really, we’re not adding that much color. Remember that your fondant will get darker red as it sets so don’t be tempted to add more color than you need or you could end up breaking your fondant (tearing and pock marks when you try to roll it out).[responsive-box][/responsive-box]
Red Fondant Recipe
2 lbs sifted powdered sugar (you may not use all the powered sugar depending on your area, that is okay)
1 lb mini marshmallows (Hy-Top, Walmart brand or Haribo Brand if you can find it)
1 Tbsp water (use only 1 Tbsp if it is very humid in your area)
1 Tbsp Red Americolor Food Color Gel
1/2 cup shortening (white vegetable fat or trex)
About 1.25 lbs of Wilton fondant (if you buy the 5 lb box, use one half of one of the packages, if you buy the 1.5 lb box, use the whole package) I use my 50% or 40% off coupon to purchase my fondant at Michaels or Joanns so that the overall cost of my fondant is less. You can get these coupons online, with the app or in the newspaper.
Extra powered sugar (for kneading)
Tools Needed: Stand Mixer Large plastic bowl Spatula Dough hook for mixer
You can make this by hand if you do not have a stand mixer. All you need is your muscles
You can melt the marshmallows over a double-boiler if you don’t have a microwave
I prefer red americolor gel for my food color
You can half this recipe if you only need a little
Store in a ziplock bag at room temp for months. Head and re-knead well before each use.