Trying To Get Black Fondant

Decorating By Leahmaria7981 Updated 23 Jul 2010 , 10:25pm by stlcakelady

Leahmaria7981 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 7:31pm
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I need about 3 pounds of black fondant, but I only have about a third of a bottle of black left and Wal mart is out of usual...and there is no one else here who sells the food colorings. Would it work for me to color it like as dark a blue as I can get then put the rest of the black in? Do you think that wuuld work?

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leah_s Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 7:47pm
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No time to just buy it?

Leahmaria7981 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

No time to just buy it?

No one in my town sells it except Wal mart, who is out, and the closest place for me to buy some more is an hour away...

leah_s Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 7:52pm
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If you have any assorted scraps of various colors of fondant left over, mash them all together until they look pretty much mud colored. Then use the black color on that stuff.

cakes47 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 8:05pm
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When do you need it for?? GLOBAL SUGAR ART is having a sale on
Satin Ice, all colours. Order today and you'd most likely get it the
first of next week. They're fast on deliveries.

leily Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 8:07pm
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If it's not made yet, add your color to the liquid before adding the dry ingredients. You use a lot less color this way

TSmith Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 8:24pm
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if you have time to buy some buy it from they have any color you need and for coloring buy the ameri color from them. the black and red it just takes a little bit to actually get black. and they ship it in like 3 days. they are awsome..

Leahmaria7981 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 8:33pm
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I needed it for today and forgot I was almost out of black... But I got it worked out. I colored it a deep purple then added what black I had and it's now black. Saved myself a 2 hour trip (round trip) just to buy some black food coloring. Next time I'm going to buy a ton of

TSmith Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 10:17pm
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go to and buy a buy bottle of it. the ameri color goes along way and you dont need much at a time. the red is good too

stlcakelady Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 10:25pm
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I made chocolate fondant with Dutch processed cocoa which makes it very dark already, then you don't have to use as much of the food coloring to get it black. Have you thought about investing in an airbrush? That way you don't have to use so much black and have a yucky taste.

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