Help, My Gumpaste Is Green Not Black

Decorating By laney19702 Updated 15 Dec 2009 , 2:37pm by Texas_Rose

laney19702 Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 7:34pm
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i finally decided to make some gum paste, turned out great. Colored some black but it turned out dark forest green, help what can i do to get it black? icon_cry.gif

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11cupcakes Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 6:25am
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I never tried to color it black. My guess you add some black and kneed it.Try to paint it.

Texas_Rose Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 12:06pm
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Add some more black color if you haven't made something out of the gumpaste yet. Wilton's black is made out of green and purple mixed together, and the purple is prone to fading. So the purple fades and all that's left is the green.

If you already made the pieces with it, you can paint them with a mix of black color and vodka. Most colors won't fade when they've been painted on and I've never had a problem with black fading that way.

Next time, get some Americolor super black. It doesn't fade like that icon_biggrin.gif

Jan14grands Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 12:44pm
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Or, next time, just buy black fondant - you will be so glad you did.

Texas_Rose Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by Jan14grands

Or, next time, just buy black fondant - you will be so glad you did.

I haven't seen colored gumpaste for sale anywhere. Where can you find it? I see lots of colors of fondant, but not gumpaste.

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