Black Fondant

Decorating By RheaCakeQueen Updated 9 Apr 2010 , 7:49pm by tamyarm

RheaCakeQueen Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 7:27pm
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What is the best way to make black fondant? I need to cover a whole cake in black, so not looking for just a little =o) I usually make my own MMF, but have never tried making black. Thanks


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prue23 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 8:01pm
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I make my own MMF too and what I do is put some cocoa powder on the melted marshmallows then add the black coloring, mix, then add it to the powdered sugar. HTH

leily Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 8:13pm
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Originally Posted by prue23

I make my own MMF too and what I do is put some cocoa powder on the melted marshmallows then add the black coloring, mix, then add it to the powdered sugar. HTH

If you have customer's or someone eating the cake that can't have chocolate (like I do) just skip the cocoa powder. As long as you add the coloring to the melted marshmallows first it won't take much coloring and no more work when you add in the powdered sugar. I have noticed though it takes a little more powdered sugar, but nothing drastic (could also depend on the weather)

cylstrial Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 9:41pm
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I love Satin Ice - especially when I'm using black or red fondant. But if you really want to make your own, then just start with cocoa powder and then add black gel. I really recommend Americolor's super black. It's very strong.

leah_s Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 9:43pm
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Buy Black. And red too.

noahsmummy Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 9:53pm
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start with coco powder as everyone has suggested but i usually then colour mine with powdered balck and knead it in. mostly coz i make mmf in bulk and then sep[erate it for tthe different colours. =)

RheaCakeQueen Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:49pm
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Thanks for all the advice! There is not anywhere around here to buy black (that I know about anyway) and I don't have the time to order it, so I will give it a go and try to make it myself!


Shannon1129 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 12:56pm
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I usually buy chocolate fondant and then add a little black gel to make a nice rich black color.

luddroth Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:06pm
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Does black fondant stain peoples' teeth when they eat it?

Aurora_333 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 1:16pm
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luddroth Yes, black will discolor your teeth and lips. I always tell people this when they order dark colors, just so they will be aware.

luddroth Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 7:21pm
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Thanks, I thought so. Kinda nasty to have everybody at a "black & white" wedding looking like they just drank ink...

uabcjgrad2006 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 7:27pm
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there is a wonderful recipe on cakecentral for the black fondant, i was scared about making it the first time, but it turned out PERFECTLY. I was shocked that I did it the first time!

uabcjgrad2006 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 7:28pm
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here I found it:
True Black MMF

* 6 oz. of semi sweet chocolate chips (about half of a bag)
1 bag of mini marshmallows
3 tbsp. of clear Karo syrup
3 tbsp. water
1 1lb. bag of powdered sugar
gel black food coloring


1. Put your marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl, add the water, and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir mixture, and microwave for another minute. When marshmallows come out they will be HOT, stir again, scraping the sides with a scraper. Immerdiately add your chocolate chips, and stir until the chips are completely melted. Add your karo syrup and stir again this time with a butter knife, making sure that all of your syrup is incorporated. Add a good amount of black gel food coloring, and stir again with your knife, making sure that you scrape around the edges. Once your mixture is the blackest black that you can get, (I added about 1-2 tsp. of the gel coloring) then add about half of your bag of powdered sugar, and stir until the mixture is thick, with your knife. Grease your hands liberally with Crisco and add the rest of the powdered sugar* to the bowl. Knead your fondant until all of the powdered sugar is gone. Store for up to a month wrapped in plastic wrap, sealed in a gallon Ziploc, and stored in an airtight container.
3. *Depending on the humidity in your area it might take a little more powdered sugar, or even a little less to get the consistancy of fondant.

tamyarm Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 7:49pm
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i just made black mmf earlier this week...just put in the black coloring in the melted marshmallows.... nothing different

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