Black Fondant....

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lilboo529 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 11:05pm
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I cant for the life of me make black fondant i always make my own MMF because it taste better but i am tempted to buy black help me please..... icon_sad.gif

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samantha22c Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 11:25pm
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First make chocolate MMF and then dye it black. It's much easier that way and uses less coloring.

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beachcakes Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 1:25am
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I always buy black SatinIce (same for red). I can never get MMF to be a true black.

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prterrell Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 1:32am
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For black and red it is best to purchase the pre-colored Satin Ice.

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leah_s Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 1:41am
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Yep, buy the SatinIce. You'll never go back.

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lorrieg Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 1:47am
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Satin Ice for black and red fondant. No question. Try it, you'll like it.

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PuffCake Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 1:50am
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I make mmf and add Americolor Super Black to the melted mm before I add the powdered sugar. I just put a few generous squirts in the bowl. The black color may lighten up a bit when the sugar is added, but deepens again after an hour or so. Ends up jet black every time with no kneading!

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sgauta Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 2:08am
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Ditto on buying the black. I've tried making chocolate MMF and coloring it black and it's definitely easier, but it still doesn't get to a true, deep black. I always cringe when someone wants a cake with black on it but I just smile and say "okay" knowing I can just order what I need!

~Sarah

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pinkcamo Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 2:42am
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I make my MMF, add a tiny bit of coco powder and Wilton Black color... and let it rest for 24 hours. If it's still not black, I add more color.

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lilboo529 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 2:19pm
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thanks eveyone for your advice.... thumbs_up.gif

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Notsosweet Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 6:38pm
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Does anyone here find the black satin ice Fondat to be really soft? Maybe it was the batch I bought. I also found that it's not as smooth as regular white fondant. The black color is great though!

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