My daughter's graduation party is Sunday and will be making a cake. The school colors were red, white and black. I was going to make some red and black fondant to cut out stars and curlies. I have not made red and black fondant before. Do you find that it needs a lot of color to get a true red and black?
Which color of red should I use?
I was thinking about buying the 2 already made multi-packs of fondant which have the red and black in it but I don't want to spend $10.00 and such for each pack to use only one color in the pack.
Thanks for your help.
Yes, it takes quite a bit of gel color to make red and black. Americolor makes a Super Black and Super Red gel color that is great! It doesn't require as much of the gel as Wilton gel colors to acheive the same deep shade.
yep - it takes quite a bit...i normally buy black when i need it. maybe try using cocoa powder in the black in the place of a little powdered sugar if you're making mmf to get it at a darker starting point
if you have chocolate fondant just add black coloring and it doesn't take as much to get it black
I've made red and black tons of times, it seems I get lots of requests for red and black. I use Americolor and plenty of it. Make sure to make it a day ahead of time because it does darken overnight.