Colour the sugarpaste the day before you need it, as it will be easier to roll and mould. Dip the end of a fine skewer into food colour paste and drag it across the sugarpaste. Knead until it’s an even colour and you achieve the desired shade. If you need different tones, make the darker first then lighten with white sugarpaste, or it’s hard to get the same shade. With strong colours, wear gloves to protect your hands.
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