Fondant icing to look like a pastry top?


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Hi, I'm trying to make a birthday cake for a friend and want it to look like a pie. Any ideas how I colour the fondant to a nice golden brown pie colour? I've experimented with various gels but just can't seem to get it right! Thanks so much for any help. Sophie.
 
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Use food colors and an artists brush.

Or you can sponge on colors onto the fondant instead of a brush.

You might practice in on a excess piece of fondant until you get it looking the way you want.
 
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Thank you. I've tried mixing various colours but just can't seem to get the golden pastry colour I want. Also, Do you think it's better to paint it on than mix it into the fondant?
 
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Thank you. I've tried mixing various colours but just can't seem to get the golden pastry colour I want. Also, Do you think it's better to paint it on than mix it into the fondant?
I would probably do a little of both.
A light shade in the fondant, and a darker shade on the outside to give it that "baked" look.

You might also try an airbrush if you have one.
 
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Thank you, I think I'm going to have to try a non metallic gold food colouring to see if that works. I spent all afternoon mixing different gel colours but just couldn't get a golden pie colour. I never realised it would be so difficult. I also tried coffee but that didn't work either.
 
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Ok, just cracked it I think. Yellow gel with a little brown liquid makes a good tan colour, I just need to make different shades now so it looks like a real pastry pie top. Thanks for your help.
 
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This sounds interesting, please do show us some photos of the finished product! I made a fruitcake that looked like a whisky barrel once, but that would be too dark for what you're looking for.

You could experiment with using a blow torch to char the edges a little, and perhaps dust it with some powdered sugar to look like it's floury.
 

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