How Do I Tint Fondant Black?

Decorating By ritakaye Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 8:35pm by pearlydi

ritakaye Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 12:28pm
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Does anyone know a trick to tinting fondant so it comes out black and not gray? Thanks!

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Eisskween Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 12:41pm
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Starting to tint with a chocolate fondant or adding cocoa powder to your fondant helps with darker colors. I have never tried it. I usually purchase black and red Satin Ice because those are the two hardest colors to achieve.

dalis4joe Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 1:16pm
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I know you migh tnot like what I am about to tell you.... but I buy my black AND red fondant... they are the only 2 colors I had a hard time achieving everytime I tried, so I asked here and most ppl said what I am saying now... so now I always have those 2 colors in case I need them...
I had the same broblem with buttercream... but since I do not buy buttercream.... I always make it... I tried the brand Chefmaster and that's the only one that I have been able to use and get the black buttercream....
Hope this helps...

erimsy Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:24pm
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i just read that you add black to chocolate fondant, and that helps in eliminating the bitter taste. i havent tried it though i plan to i usually just paint on the black paste which i mix with alchohol. goodluck

jammjenks Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:28pm
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[quote="dalis4joe"]I know you migh tnot like what I am about to tell you.... but I buy my black AND red fondant... they are the only 2 colors I had a hard time achieving everytime I tried, so I asked here and most ppl said what I am saying now... so now I always have those 2 colors in case I need them...
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Me too. I keep a 2# tub of black, red, dark chocolate, and green SI at all times. Sometimes I'll even use a small amt. of those mixed with white to make lighter colors. Or mix the green w/ the dark choc to make an army green. I just HATE tinting fondant if I can help it at all.

ritakaye Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 11:09pm
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Thank you for all of the advice. I think I will buy some black fondant.

jjaj Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:18pm
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I use mmf and just make a chocolate batch and color it black while still in the gooey stage. works great!

RosieC Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 7:54pm
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I've not tried to do a big batch but the AmeriColors black also works well on fondant and buttercream.

Motorhead Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 8:06pm
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i have dyed both black and red mmf. it's a long and exhausing process. you really have to work the color in. my mmf started white (next time i will tint in the gooey stage like suggested), once i started added black, then alot more, it went from grey to purple to black. and it was a dark black-true black. so it is achievable. and i got great biceps out of the deal!! red was good to, although i found i had to use more PS while mixing as it turned really soft. i used both colors on my frankenstrat guitar cake (in profile pics). so good luck! thumbs_up.gif

metria Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 8:15pm
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if you use dark cocoa powder, it gets to a grayish brown color. then you can add black coloring.

Jenny0730 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 8:17pm
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I made chocolate fondant and added a little black to it. Worked like a charm! thumbs_up.gif

pearlydi Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 8:35pm
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I start tinting my fondant dark brown, let it seat and then add the black it works great.

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