Looking For Good/not Chemical Tasting Black Food Coloring..

Decorating By RonniG Updated 7 Jan 2010 , 3:18am by cheatize

RonniG Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 1:36am
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Hi!
I am new to cake decorating and have made 3 cakes. I need to make a two tiered cake with black fondant and I need help finding a black food coloring that does not taste horrible or have an after taste.
Does anyone have a brand they can recommend?
TIA!

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CakeMommyTX Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 1:48am
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I use Americolor, keep in mind though that you can color the fondant a dark gray and let it rest over night and it will darken to black. You don't have to add so much color that it turns black immediatly.

tiggy2 Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 1:54am
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Chef Master is the best I have found. You use very little and no chemical taste. It's the only brand I use for black and red.

icer101 Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 1:59am
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i agree with twiggy 2....

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 2:02am
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You can also make chocolate fondant and then it just takes a little bit of black color. If you use hershey's special dark cocoa powder in the fondant, it makes a really really dark brown color.

cheatize Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 3:18am
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I prefer to use the Hershey's Dark Cocoa and then add a little black color, too. It's the only way I've found to solve the bitterness, but I haven't tried anything beyond Wilton or Americolors. I gave up after that and started using cocoa first.

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