Black Fondant And Icing

Decorating By MelandAva Updated 10 Apr 2008 , 7:30am by SpringFlour

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MelandAva Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:22am
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how do i make fondant and icing black????
i have some wilton black colouring (the gel paste) but it seems no matter how much i add it stays grey!
help!

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lovely Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:29am
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Originally Posted by MelandAva

how do i make fondant and icing black????
i have some wilton black colouring (the gel paste) but it seems no matter how much i add it stays grey!
help!



I hope you get some more experienced advice but I can tell you I add chocolate. For buttercream I make a chocolate buttercream and then add black colour. For fondant I buy a chocolate fondant and add black to it. It stops the grey and you don't have to add as much black.
HTH

Leigh

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KitchenKat Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 4:33am
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I also use chocolate for black frosting/fondant. I also use leftover colors, all blended together as a base. I prefer Americolor or Chefmaster colors to Wilton. I find I need to use less of the previous 2 compared to Wilton.

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MelandAva Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 7:16am
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thanks for the advice! i will definately try chocolate next time!!!

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SpringFlour Posted 10 Apr 2008 , 7:30am
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I agree that Americolor makes it much easier to acheive black! I could never get true black with Wilton's paste, but with Americolor gel, I can make black...even when starting from white.

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