Black Fondant Help

Decorating By cakesbydina Updated 8 Nov 2008 , 3:32am by MacsMom

cakesbydina Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 2:59am
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does anyone know how to make black fondant? Or where to buy it? I am making a guitar cake and the majority of the cake needs to be black.

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Ruby2uesday Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:06am
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i use the True Black Fondant recipe here on the recipe forum. it's easy!, comes out great and tastes chocolatey!! YUMMY!!!!

IloveEmmaCakes Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:06am
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The easiest way to make black fondant is to make chocolate fondant then add some black food coloring to that.


pinkbox Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:08am
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I have done several big black cakes. My suggestion.. purchase it.

I make all my fondant but have vowed to only buy red and black. I dont know if it has to do with the humidity in my area.. but I have the worst luck with those two when making it myself.

I have made chocolate fondant (Michelle Fosters Recipe) then added the black... that seemed to do much better as I didnt have to add as much black.

Good luck

jlsheik Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:08am
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Chocolate pettinice and black food color, I assume any chocolate fondant will work tho.
good Luck

tonimarie Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:12am
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i buy satin ice fondant and just use black paste food coloring. Fondant seems to color much easier than buttercream in my opinion!

KrissieCakes Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:18am
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Black Satin Ice is the way to go!

cakesbydina Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:23am
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wow thanks for all the quick reponses. I have a few avenues to try with all of the variety of suggestions for black fondant. I think I will buy it but i still want to try making the MMF sometime. I am not sure if I believe I can manage homemade fondant as I am new to fondant.

MacsMom Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:32am
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I once gave up on making black MMF but finally gave it another shot after being unhappy with SI and Fondarific.

Actually, I loved Fondarific for covering a cake, but it was too soft to make accents, even when adding gumpaste. SI is just too dry and matte.

I bought black powdered food color and added it to MMF before adding the PS (the whole jar). It turned gray but I didn't need to use so much black food coloring to get it dark enough, so my MMF came out beautifully.

I had tried using cocoa powder and it just got gooey. I hated the texture. But the powdered food color worked well.

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