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.
i use the True Black Fondant recipe here on the recipe forum. it's easy!, comes out great and tastes chocolatey!! YUMMY!!!!
The easiest way to make black fondant is to make chocolate fondant then add some black food coloring to that.
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.
Chocolate pettinice and black food color, I assume any chocolate fondant will work tho.
i buy satin ice fondant and just use black paste food coloring. Fondant seems to color much easier than buttercream in my opinion!
Black Satin Ice is the way to go!
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.
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.