30th January 2017
Gel food colouring is excellent for using with fondant, sugar modelling paste, buttercream and cake batters as it’s so concentrated and doesn’t water down the medium you’re working with. Because it’s so concentrated, a little colour goes a long way and the little pots last for absolutely ages!
I’ve been using Sugarflair gel food colouring for years for all my cake creations and have a huge collection of colours.
The colours included in January’s cake bag are gorgeous baby pink, aqua and shadow grey.
I’m going to show you how I colour ready to roll fondant and sugar modelling paste.
1) Rub your work surface with some shortening (I use Trex which is available in most supermarkets).
2) Knead your fondant or modelling paste to warm it up and make it more pliable.
3) Dip a cocktail stick in the pot of colour and add to the fondant and knead it in, I use a stretch and fold method until it’s fully distributed through the fondant.
4) The great thing about these gels is that the colour is build-able so you can gradually add to the fondant to achieve a range of tones.
You can create a lot of cake designs and decorations using the colours included in your cake bag such as the cute unicorn cake toppers tutorial in the little booklet inside your cake bag.
I created a couple of cupcake designs using them; cute unicorns cupcakes, that you can present alongside a large celebration cake, with the unicorn cake toppers above and sugar cupcake design with blue icing drizzle effect, cream swirl with a cherry on the top and handmade sprinkles. I also used the Rolkem silver lustre dust and Scrumptious! sprinkles in my designs!
What have you made with the contents of January’s cake bag? We would love to see your creations so don’t forget to share them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #cakebagcreations
Thirzah – Cakey Goodness xoxo