Need Dark Gray Fondant...no Black Americolor Gel Available

Decorating By rharris524 Updated 30 Oct 2009 , 3:26am by BlakesCakes

rharris524 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 8:34pm
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I need to make dark gray fondant for this weekend and my local cake store is out of black americolor gel...darn Halloween...Anyhow, I have wilton's black gel on hand and I bought Americolor black powder and oil. Which to use? I really don't want it to go green on me. Purple is undesirable but not a deal breaker seeing as the wedding colors are silver and purple

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Texas_Rose Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 8:36pm
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I would use the Americolor powder...I haven't used it before but I am going to be looking for it now!

BlakesCakes Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:26am
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If you're making your fondant from scratch, then the powder will be OK, but obviously, if you're kneading in color, then the powder won't work.

I use the Wilton black gel all of the time with no problems. It should make a fine dark grey. Their colors are fine--I just prefer the little Americolor squeeze bottles to the small pots.

Rae

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