Does Black Fondant Turn Your Mouth Black?

Decorating By JDent28 Updated 7 Apr 2008 , 8:25am by designsbydelights

JDent28 Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 1:02am
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Can anyone tell me if BLACK fondant (like Satin Ice) will turn your mouth/teeth/tongue black or discolor it at all? I have a customer who is adamant about it NOT discoloring her guests' mouths. Help!! Thanks!

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tiptop57 Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 5:12pm
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Well not totally black more of a blue cuz I think it is the base color..........

JDent28 Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 8:54pm
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I actually ordered Choco-Pan black fondant. Do you think that will stain their mouths? I was hoping not since I think they start w/ chocolate. Thanks!

coffeecake Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 9:18pm
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The problem is they start with WHITE chocolate.
I have used Cal Java Sweet Inspirations, but have not tried the Choco Pan (both chocolate fondants)

I found that the the "chocolate fondants" do not color that mouth as much as the Satin Ice did - but still did some.

Since you have already ordered it, you may want to make a small cake, or cupcakes and send it home with customer to make a decision on whether she still wants to use Black. (with the option of a dark brown if she does not) When I tested it, I made sure that it sat on the buttercream crumb coat so that any interaction would occur similiar to what would happen on the final cake.

Good Luck -

leah_s Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 9:20pm
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I haven't had a problem with black fondant coloring mouths. Black bc, yes, but fondant, no.

CarolAnn Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 9:20pm
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I've always wondered about this myself. At my dd's bridal shower there were the darkest green leaves on each square serving of cake. I looked across the room at my mother in law, where she was chatting away, and her lips, tongue and teeth were forest green. I could hardly hold up my end of the conversation I was in after that. The hostess felt awful, but hey it happens. I just don't eat detail stuff of high color.

ctorno Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 9:27pm
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Another "warning" of black fondant. Not to be gross, but it will cause one to have an oddly green poo. I have kids, and they have eaten black fondant. You can think your child is sick if you did not know they ate it. I tried to put it as delicately as possible, but I have warned parents to not be too alarmed if that happens.

Nathalie1970 Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 9:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ctorno

Another "warning" of black fondant. Not to be gross, but it will cause one to have an oddly green poo. I have kids, and they have eaten black fondant. You can think your child is sick if you did not know they ate it. I tried to put it as delicately as possible, but I have warned parents to not be too alarmed if that happens.




Thanks for telling us that. I'm glad that I know that I don't have to rush to the doctor with my son when he eats his cake with black fondant! icon_lol.gif

golfgirl1227 Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 1:13am
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Originally Posted by leahs

I haven't had a problem with black fondant coloring mouths. Black bc, yes, but fondant, no.




Hmm....me either. leahs- do you color your own or used precolored?

JDent28 Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 7:48pm
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Thanks for all of your input! I think just to be safe, I'm going to take Coffeecake's suggestion and make the customer a sample cake, so I know she's be satisfied. Thanks also to ctorno...for the info. and for making me giggle! icon_lol.gif

designsbydelights Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 8:25am
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When I read the question, Cotrno, You and I obviously had the same first thought! This "poo" trivia is best shared with customers, young and OLD!

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