My friends birthday is coming up and I wanted to make him a dark blue or green buttercream cake giftbox cake, and use black fondant for the ribbon and bows and little polka dots. Could anyone tell me how to make my fondant black? And can you buy chocolate fondant?
You can buy black fondant. I would suggest Satin Ice.
I actually prefer to make mine. I use the MMF chocolate recipe on here and add americolor super black when I melt the marshmellows. It is easy and I really like the texture.
I just made some black a couple of hours ago!
I second the satin ice black fondant...it is SO yummy AND you dont' have to get your hands all stained making it black.
I usually paint my fondant after it's shaped or whatever. Mix a little color with vodka, and paint it on. It's less coloring than making it ALL black, but it might be more work than you want to do with a bow!
I like to add cocoa to MMF and then you only need a little bit of food coloring to get it to true black.
I'll mix in coloring for small batches and decorations, but airbrush for large items like entire tiers, large decorations, etc. I airbrush most of the color on my cakes instead of mixing it in. No one can tell. Unless I need light or pastel colors....airbrushing is my friend!!