What Is The Best Black Fondant?

Decorating By tabitwhe Updated 9 Aug 2008 , 5:46am by melysa

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tabitwhe Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:00am
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A friend wants me to do a cake for her DD and it needs black fondant. I have tried before and can not get it down.

What do you suggest as a good brand to buy, something that taste atleast halfway good icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks in advance!

PS~ this will be my first NON FAMILY cake

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Sugarchic Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:14am
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I use Satin Ice black and I always add some soft white chocopan. It tastes yummy.

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KoryAK Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 7:47am
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Satin Ice, baby.

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leah_s Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 11:17am
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Satin Ice. Without question.

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Tona Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 11:31am
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I love Satin Ice Black Fondant. It is wonderful

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APrettyCake Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 11:34am
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Ditto!

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jules1719 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 1:40pm
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My 2 cents.

Use your regular fondant and airbrush or paint it black. No one wants to eat a mouthfull of black.

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toodlesjupiter Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 3:12pm
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I use a brand called Sweet Inspiration. It tastes good(kind of like tootsie rolls, a little chocolatey), and it's easy to work with.

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melli_fera Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 4:19pm
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on this topic, does satin ice have the same tendency to fade as self-dyed fondant? I'm going to be doing my 2nd competition cake this year, and want to do it in red. Last year I did self-dyed pink, and it faded considerably in just the 3 days it was on display. Luckily, judging happened before it faded. Any thoughts/suggestions?

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kyhendry Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 4:35pm
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I have to make a tophat cake for Labor Day and I was going to make the Choc MMF with Black color added but I might just air brush it black so that it doesn't turn everyone's mouth as black. icon_smile.gif

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tabitwhe Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 4:59am
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Thanks everyone for your response. I have some white already done so I might try painting it and see how it does.

Does the Black Fondant turn your mouth black?

The cake wont have much, a few zebra stripes and some stars

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Wjk Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 5:11am
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I'll add to the votes of Satin Ice. From experiance, it does not turn mouths black. At least its never happend when I've been around. Good luck!

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yvy_cano Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 5:30am
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Ive used Satin Ice and no black coloring left behind.

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melysa Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 5:46am
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you can also start with chocolate fondant and add a little black in if you want a flavor variation.

satin ice is my favorite, both chocolate and vanilla. you can also buy small 2 lb colored containers @ www.intotheoven.com

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