I was wondering if anyone has had to use black gumpaste before? I can't seem to find any, they probably don't make it. But I do know that it's impossible to turn gumpaste (or fondant for that matter) BLACK with black coloring.
Do you use fondant with tylose (tylex? or something)?
Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
I have been in business for a year now and we make a lot of black fondant. We color the brown chocolate fondant with black gel paste and it works great and easily.
I recently made a record & record player cake - in which I needed black gumpaste... (Check it out in my photos; unfortunately I don't know how to attach a link... )
For the record I ended up using black Satin Ice fondant with some Wilton Gum-tex mixed in. For the turntable I ended up mixing the black Satin Ice fondant with Wilton Gumpaste. The black fondant is so potent; it actually ended up staying very true to color even after mixing with straight white gumpaste. The ratio was probably about 2:1 fondant to gumpaste.
I was really happy with how both the gumtex & gumpaste mixtures worked out for me. Good luck & let us know what you end up doing and how it works for you!
I add black cocoa powder to my white fondant then use a little gel color. I bought the cocoa power at a amish store and it works great. It taste really chocolately with out the bitterness from the gel color.
I tinted Wilton premade gumpaste with Wilton black gel color tonight without any problems. Honestly it didn't take that much to get a really good dark black either.
baker's kitchen (you can find them online) claims to carry the only pre-colored black gumpaste