I need help coloring fondant. The last time I worked with mmf, I was aiming for a dark brown and could only reach a dark tan. I usually add a hit of cocoa to buttercream to get the dark browns and black, should I do the same with mmf? I see so many pictures with such deep, rich blacks and browns and just cant seem to get there. grrr.
I have never made MMF, but when making regular fondant, if I know I need a dark color, I find it best to add some of the color in with the liquid when making the fondant, and then it will be easier to add additional color later on.
But now I use Satin Ice and just buy it... soooooooo much simpler!
If you're using MMF, then make the chocolate recipe first. I think it calls for some melted chocolate, and some cocoa powders. It's in the recipe section. Then add the brown or black while it's all liquidy, adding a bit more than you think you need to allow for all the powdered sugar that will lighten it a bit. I make them that way, and they taste great too because you don't have to use as much. And the chocolate recipe makes it taste like a tootsie roll, and who doesn't like that?