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Old 09-08-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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Coloured fresh cream?!

Hello everyone!

I am new and hope I have posted this in the correct place.

I'm making chocolate fondant with lemon cream and have been having issues with something and hopefully someone can help.

I was wanting the cream, which is double cream and not whipped at all, to be a bright and vibrant yellow. I added a few drops of yellow food colouring into the cream and the colour altered slightly, so i added more until i got the desired colour. Unfortunately, the cream tasted horrible! Almost an acrid, chemical taste. I ditched the lot as it was unfit for consumption.

Can anyone tell me what i did wrong, or whether it is even possible to colour double cream this way?

I know one can colour whipped cream quite easily, but doing it in liquid form seems to have stumped me.

Thanks in advance, and hellooo again :)

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Old 09-08-2016, 10:52 AM   #2
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Try using a gel, something like https://www.amazon.com/Americolor-Pa...+food+coloring
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"I was wanting the cream to be a bright and vibrant yellow."

Um, why?
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:07 AM   #4
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Thank you very much! I will give this a go. I didn't know it existed.

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The contrast in colours between the dark, almost black fondant and the vibrancy of the yellow is very pretty, and coupled to other presentation goodies makes for a delicious 'first bite with the eye' :)
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Thank you very much! I will give this a go. I didn't know it existed.



The contrast in colours between the dark, almost black fondant and the vibrancy of the yellow is very pretty, and coupled to other presentation goodies makes for a delicious 'first bite with the eye' :)
Ahhh, I see.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:14 PM   #6
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Well if you want a vibrant yellow, you could use saffron, yes it makes the cream taste but it amazing with dark chocolate.

I half whip my cream before I fold in gel colours , if I am going to use the cream whipped.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:05 PM   #7
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Hi Homecook
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:42 PM   #8
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You can also use a cake decorating paste, even thicker than the gel.

You use only the tip of a toothpick to pick up the colour to add.

"Wilton" is around here. I have no idea if they are in the states or not. So try to find a cake decorating supply place near you.

For really intense colours they also have some with no flavours. Perhaps not all are tasteless, I don't do decorating any more so have been out of touch for a long time.

Hey! Don't forget to post a picture to make us drool....
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Oops, Plymouth! just realized you are in the United Kingdom, sorry for the assumption.

But I'm pretty sure you should be able to find a shop with paste and/or the gel over there ... especially after watching a BBC show of homecooks baking off! tough bunch!
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Oops, Plymouth! just realized you are in the United Kingdom, sorry for the assumption.

But I'm pretty sure you should be able to find a shop with paste and/or the gel over there ... especially after watching a BBC show of homecooks baking off! tough bunch!
Yes dragnlaw, we do have Wilton here is the U.S. In fact I have one of their coloring gel collections.
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