any sugestions on how to colour fondant black?? everytime i seem to try it dries out and goes crumbly..
Start with chocolate fondant. I've never had that happen.
Allie have you tried the recipe from this forum yet? wonderful tasting recipe. I made black fondant for the first time a few weeks ago and I really liked it. It seemed to dry out a little quicker then the MMF (Marshmallow Fondant) so I worked in a little more crisco when I kneeded it and/or added water to it, warmed it up in the microwave just a little. I was very happy with it. As for getting the black I had a CC member tell me you'll have to add a LOT of black food coloring to the mix. She wasn't kidding I had to add a LOT of black. Americolor is awesome.
Hope it helps
I found that its much easier to buy black fondant. Its nice dark ...for as little black I use I buy it.
Mine comes out usually a dark purple gray. I use americolor too.
I wouldn't recommend coloring fondant black or any dark color. When you eat it, it will turn your mouth that color. I always airbrush my dark cakes and that way no one's mouth is black.
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Allie I know your question was about coloring fondant black, but, have you ever tried Satin Ice fondant? They make a black that is really delicious smelling and tasting and it rolls out and goes on the cake beautifully.
Sometimes when I start with chocolate fondant and add black, it turns a weird cigar green color. Now, I use Satin Ice pre-colored black, exclusively. Love it!
i am from Canada where would i find satin ice there are not alot of cake decorating specialty stores can i order from the internet? i would like to try it
For those of you who purchase the Satin Ice Pre colored Black Fondant - does it turn your mouth black when you eat it? I have a couple interested in red and black but are a bit cautious right now because of turning their guest mouth's black.
We discussed airbrushing but wondered about this being an option to present to them.
We conducted an experiment where we all ate a blob of black fondant, then checked our mouths. Immediately after, tongue and teeth were discolored. After a few minutes and a few sips of water, only our tongues were slightly discolored.