I'm trying to color a small piece of gumpaste black - for the life of me, it's turning a speckled green color! What in the world is going on?? Has anyone ever had this happen?
It is really hard to make black .. start by making brown & go from there, it might be easier.
I've had it happen (green is one pigment that is mixed into black). As texsteph said start with brown and then go black. I actually buy the dk choc satin ice and dye it black as I like the taste better than the regular fondant.
I've had it happen (green is one pigment that is mixed into black).
Exactly. I buy black BC (my cake supply store sells it in what I call a deli cole-slaw container size ... just enough to keep on hand for writing and small accents) ... anyway, I notice when it gets down to the bottom (close to empty), it looks green around the edges.
I didn't start with brown because I was making a laptop and would've been perfectly happy with grey. But the green was freaking me out! I did it with what I had and it make a greenish-dark gray. Oh well. Thanks!
Americolor Super Black you will not have a problem making black again.