Just wondering if it would be better to buy the black fondant or buy the white and just color it black.
I was planning on buying a tub of black satin ice to use for a leather jacket on a harley cake.
If coloring white fondant black would work better, which brand should I use? Wilton, americolor....?
How 'bout you do both and figure out what YOU like better?
You are going to get people who prefer to color their own (like me, who uses Americolor Super Black and dark chocolate Satin Ice fondant which still tastes chocolatey and yummy after being colored black) and people who prefer to buy it. I mean, those are the only two answers you can possibly get and it's completely a matter of preference based on experience.
Why do YOU prefer dying the chocolate fondant? Because of the taste?
I've used all 3, pre-made, white colored by me with black, and choc fondant colored to black. If you want to do it yourself, definitely start with the choc fondant! You have to add soooo much black when you start with white that it gets a little mushy feeling and then you have to let it rest for quite sometime in my experience..
I have been known to buy a small package of wilton black fondant because it was convienant and I only needed it for small details.
However, if I am doing a large piece which it sounds like you are, I would make it myself because i am very opposed to eating wilton fondant in large amounts.
I have not made black fondant before, tho, the time will come when i will need to. Definitely start with a homemade chocolate or store-bought chocolate fondant and work from there. Satin Ice is good but i only have experience with the white/vanilla flavor.
Otherwise, i make my own MMF. I have not tried chocolate MMF yet.
I asked the same question once and someone told me to try the "true black mmf" recipe on here. It was a little hard to make, folding in the black color was "wrist wrenching". Over all an easy recipe to follow and the color was great. It was even shiny and a little leathery looking which was perfect for my friend.
Buy it. I use Satin Ice and it is great.
On the same note, my daughter wants a zebra print cake for her birthday and I only need a little black fondant. My stores never have it....what is satin ice and where do i get it?
I use chocolate pettinice...I buy the 2lb size. Just pinch off enough for what you need and add in black color...with gloves. I works for me and stays a nice working consistancy. Lots of zebra cakes come my way. Check out the pics.
the cheapest place i have found to buy satin ice online is intotheoven.com
my local shop has it but it's sooo overpriced, even after shipping and handling, it's cheaper for me to buy it online