I have been spraying my fondant black but it always looks drk green when it dries. How do I get a true black? Does anyone know how to get a true black when spraying a cake? Thanks everyone.
start with grey fondant?
I too am using kopykake coloring... I always get a green tings to it. I do a light spray and then about three more coats. I do start with gray color first I have no idea what goes wrong. I have even painted with a brush directly on the fondant with the same results.
I am wondering if you got a bad black. I bought KopyKake flowpaste that was supposed to be black and it was RED!. Now if you are desperate and you are trying to fix it, I would just get Wilton's Black Paste and just paint it on there mixed with a tiny bit of vodka. You know, also i experimenteda little bit with mixing a little bit of vodka with color gel and airbrushed it and it came out ok. Test it out on a test piece of fondant tho.
Also are you shaking your paint alot before you are pouring it into the airburusher? Pour out a little bit on a piece of paper and use a brush to paint. If it is still the same problem, then i would say its your color and not you. If it is black on the paper, i would do more of a heavier spray and see if that helps. Before you do it on your cake, try it on a test piece.
Man, I cheat and use Satin Ice black fondant so I have never had this problem. I will watch the thread to see your solution though as I want to buy a Airbrush System and want any tips I can get! Good luck to you hon!! (((HUGS)))
You can use the chocolate marshmallows made by kraft (the big ones) to make marshmallow fondant. Then add black gel coloring to darken it to a dark gray. After it dries for about 24 hrs it goes black. I've also used the ready to spray cans of color by wilton. As long as it's a small area they work pretty good, especially if you spray it over dark brown fondant.
I mix Wilton black coloring with vodka and paint it also. I've never had a problem with my CAKES looking green unless I let the color sit out too long... I know the color turns green if left out, but if I paint it on RIGHT AFTER I MIX IT, I've never had it fade.
you can start with either grey or brown fondant.