So, I'm trying to tint gum paste black using Wilton black gel color and it's going green. Does anyone know why and how I can get this black? I'm feeling pretty frustrated Thanks!
Sorry, I don't know why....I know that I painted a design on fondant for a dummy cake and it turned green after it had been exposed to sunlight for a while. Maybe someone else will be able to help.
Hmm...thanks anyway! I'm so lost about this
whenever I try to make anything black, I start with a dark brown first. If you have brown, add it in, hopefully it will help.
It is the reds in the colors. Just like the purple colors turn blue in the light....the red fades out for some reason. I agree though I normally start with brown first too, but I have painted without problem on fondant and gumpaste.
My understanding is that black can have either green or blueish undertones..this is probably what you are seeing. Suggestions...well, i'm sorry i'm not much help right now. I use americolor superblack and always get a wonderful black color with very little added. I'm sure someone else will chime in with more help. I think you can add another color to get it back where you need it, but i'm drawing a blank at the moment.
Thanks for all your help. I'll try to add brown and see what happens. I think I'm just confused because I never have a problem tinting fondant black. I'll give it a try though. Thanks for the suggestions and info
Ok..so this is what i found..they discuss the black turning purple..i know its not the color your getting but a member a few posts down says to add some color at the other end of the color wheel and it should work. I believe the opposite of green is red. HTH. And of course remember that the color will deepen if left to rest a bit. http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-4085903-.html
Sounds interesting. Thanks so much! I'll go check it out. BTW...I added brown and it didn't work I'm gonna let it sit overnight and see what happens. I thought about just adding some gum tex to my already tinted black fondant. I need something that's going to dry and with the humidity right now, no fondant is drying in my house
That is right girls!!! Start with brown and then add black I always do that after 1000 attempts and my fondant turned green , If you have green fondant now like that happen to me before just add red, gold or orange and will be perfect I learn that in my color class Here is a color wheel so you can have an idea how to neutralize colors I hope this can help
And here is another example if you have purple add yellow and you will neutralize the color
I never try to make black gumpaste starting with white. I take commercial black fondant and add tylose to it. The only commercial fondant I use is black and red because it's just not worth the headache to make those two colors...in either fondant or gum paste.
Thanks so much Frankyola! That`s really helpful. I will certainly try it