Black Gumpaste Trouble

Decorating By mellormom Updated 21 May 2008 , 7:29pm by JoAnnB

mellormom Posted 21 May 2008 , 5:46pm
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I only have Wilton colors so I was wondering if there was a way to get black with Wilton. (no americolors in my town) Right now I have the typical dark purple. LOL I've also let it sit for a few hours to darken but nothing so far.
I'm sure this has been posted before but couldn't find it.

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mellormom Posted 21 May 2008 , 6:21pm
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bumping myself. icon_smile.gif

Kayakado Posted 21 May 2008 , 6:26pm
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I read recos of people starting with chocolate and then adding black food colors. I decided not to fool with black food color and buy black and red satin ice when I need dark fondant

lepaz Posted 21 May 2008 , 6:27pm
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I just did the same thing a couple of weeks ago with gumpaste for a graduation cap, although it had some fondant in it. Anyways, I had to add a ton of coloring to it before it became black. When I added to it, I thought I put in too much because it became kind of gooey, but the more I worked the gumpaste-the gooiness went away and it became normal again. Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

mellormom Posted 21 May 2008 , 6:31pm
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Thanks I guess I'll just keep adding more black. I'll have to get some americolors soon! icon_smile.gif

JoAnnB Posted 21 May 2008 , 7:29pm
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Add LOTS of color. You may need to add cornstarch/powdered sugar to compensate for the extra moisture.

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