I've been using lots of extra black gel colouring for around 100 grams of fondant, but I still couldn't get the colour right. instead of black, it was dark grey.
How can I get deep black colour? Please help >.<
iam using the true mmf recipe from this site. its really a life saver. http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6971/true-black-mmf
Thanks Lakish, will try that recipe next time I'm making cakes
I use the black wilton icing color and works great. You won't get a deep black right away. The trick is to add the black, once you have a deep grey wrap the fondant with plastic wrap and put it inside a container and leave it over night. The next day I have a deep black. It also works for red.
If flavor isn't a concern, I recommend starting with a chocolate fondant (or icing when you need black BC). Also, I've found that if you let it sit for awhile, it will darken up.
I also use chocolate fondant, but if I'm in a pinch, I'll color regular fondant brown, let it sit and get really deep dark brown, and then add black and it comes out super black.
This is for red, but maybe it works with black candymelts.
when i need a large amount of black, i always cheat and buy it already made black, it saves on time and saves the amount of colour you use when trying to get black and saves your hands from all that needing and also my icing always gets overworked as i have hot hands and i need to let it rest well or add some icing sugar to it otherwise it is too soft
when i am using small amounts i use both gel black and powdered black colouring as the powdered form is highly concentrated, also you could try colouring the icing dark brown first and then add your mountain load of black!
I use extra black from sugar flair and dust it with cocoa powder instead of icing sugar.
And yes, I just noticed that the colour will be better (darker) the next day.
Anyway, thanks for all the informations