Black Fondant

Decorating By medako1 Updated 3 Feb 2011 , 4:46pm by Motorhead

medako1 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 9:13pm
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I was trying to make my fondant black and its just a dark gray...can i use the black spray on it after I put it on the cake?


12 replies
alisonz Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 9:33pm
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Black is a hard color to do. try using a powder food color. That will be very close to black.. When I want a true black, I use a commercially colored fondant (eg. satinice or Duff Goldman's)
I have not had good luck with the sprays(especially the wilton brand).

dsilvest Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 9:34pm
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Black is a difficult colour to make. Did you start with white or chocolate fondant? It is a bit easier if you start with chocolate. Even better, buy it if you can. You can use these ideas for next time. Not sure about spraying it.

CristyInMiami Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 9:59pm
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In the past I have bought the pre-made stuff, but I invested in a small airbrush machine, and like this even more.

Even the premade stuff has a weird consistancy sometimes. With the AB I just use white fondant and spray.

Its been totally worth it.

mommynana Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 10:13pm
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cristy, speaking o ur air brush i have never used mine yet but i have tried it on some buttercream to get the hang of it it seems i uses a lot of color i put like 5 drops and it only colored like an inch of the buttercream am i supposed to adjust something ?

HaydenSC Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 1:30am
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I either start with chocolate and add black or use the precolored black Satin Ice. Black is so weird. It can sometimes give a greenish hue using the paste gel. Maybe a powdered color would work better? It just takes forever to get it black enough and then to let it rest from all the kneading.

EmilyJo9 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 2:02am
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If you're using black food color paste you have to use ALOT... It can taste really bitter when you do that though... I've only made true black for figures that usually don't get eaten so it doesn't matter. So if the fondant is going to be eaten you should try a powder or just buy it pre-made black.

ReneeFLL Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 2:24am
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Try adding some black candy melts.

ReneeFLL Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 2:25am
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Try adding some black candy melts.

mindy1204 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 3:01pm
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I made chocolate mff and added some super black Americolor and it worked beautifully!

MommaBay Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 11:56pm
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to the melted marshmallows, I add cocoa powder. Then I add black Wilton coloring. Then add powdered sugar.

I made it today and it is as black as can be with not a lot of black and tastes yummy to boot!

Niki11784 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:30pm
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I do the same as MommaBay and it works really well. It dries a drop darker.

Motorhead Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:46pm
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i've used my airbrush as well as making choc fondant and then added black color to it. i actually like useing choc.fondant colored black more, just in case you have to fix anything, you have the black fondant already. i would suggest you make it well in advance, it can get soft with all the color in it. you will have to adjust p.s and color with your area temps. hth

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