Trying to make grey fondant for an elephant figure. I used a small amount of wilton black and now I have purple fondant..i add more white fondant and I get lilac???? LOL...should I just keep adding white fondant?? Or should i just make a hippo instead?
I would like to know the answer to that also as I need to make some gray buildings in a few weeks. I was wondering if that's what would happen if you tried to make gray fondant...PURPLE or LILAC!!!
Use Americolor! Perfect gray, with only a touch of black used. I just finished a whole cake in gray (Indiana Jones temple) ... check it out ... http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1565829&sub=1565832
Using the Americolor instead of Wilton makes all the difference, truly! HTH!
definitely use Americolor super black from now on! It only takes a tiny amount to make gray. I'm not sure how to do it with Wilton colors. I only use those in a pinch. Maybe it won't look so bad once it's dried some. Sorry, I can't be of more help, but good luck!
Yeah, I think Wilton uses a different combo of colors to get their black so gray is impossible! Use Americolor black or superblack, just a little bit, to get gray - I just made a skatepark cake and used Americolor in my fondant.
I have Americolor black - and I take it that you don't need much. Thanks for the info and thanks to the OP for asking the question that I needed an answer to also.
No, just the tiniest bit. Glad it helped!
I've tried using wilton black several times to get gray, and have always ended up with lilac as well. I've never had a problem since switching to Americolor!
Thanks...I will order some tonight.