How Do I Change The Color Of Fondant?

Decorating By TSmith Updated 6 Nov 2009 , 11:23am by cakey37

TSmith Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 3:20am
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I have a cream colored fondant and someone wants black by friday and i cant get any by then. does anyone know how to make it true black? do you need to add like the black icing coloring or use cocoa powder?

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alene Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 3:27am
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What I would do is start adding dark cocoa powder and then add black icing coloring. It taste great with the cocoa in it.

brincess_b Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 4:48pm
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if you add the cocoa powder, you might need to work in a little crisco to stop it drying out too much.

TSmith Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 4:59pm
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thank you both for your advice i will try that.

sherrycanary62 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 5:38pm
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I made a really good black fondant.

I used an MMF recipe. After the marshmallow is melted and before you add the sugar ....add your black does take a little bit...but not as much as you would think....knead in the will look a little charcoaly but after letting it rest...,mine came out a true black and did not have any aftertaste. If you only need it for decorations...I would make a half batch of mmf


TSmith Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 2:48am
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what is mmf?

cakey37 Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 11:23am
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instead of colouring into the icing, i have an airbrush, if not i sometimes paint the icing making the colour with powder and clear alcohol, which does evaporate.

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