I'm making a pink and black cake tonight for a friend's birthday dinner tomorrow. I ALWAYS have trouble trying to tint my fondant black! No matter how much a knead and mix the black coloring, it always remains a dark grey. Any tips on how to get it black or do I have to buy pre-packaged kind at Michael's??? Thank you so much for your help! Happy baking
What brand of dye are you using? I had the same problem with the Wilton colors, but haven't had any trouble since switching to AmeriColor. Try their super black. And it will get darker as it sits.
I like to buy the premade black and then you can extend it using chocolate fondant with additional black color added.
Thank you so much! Yes, I've been using the Wilton colors and it's so frustrating. Where can I get those brands because I'll need to get it in the morning.
Hobby Lobby has started carrying a few of the Americolors. Otherwise try a cake supply shop.
I definatly agree. When I am not teaching and if students ask me outside of class because they are having problems getting red and black, I always suggest Americolor or Chefmaster. Americolor is at Hobby Lobby, you can get bigger bottles of both if you have a cake shop near you.
I agree Americolors work much better than Wilton! Every time I would try to make black with Wilton, I would get the prettiest shade of dark aqua!
Definitely the americolor super black. I used it for some fondant for darth vader helmets and it was perfect.
I always get a deep black when I start with chocolate fondant (I always make my own) and add Chefmaster coal black.
If you have a cake supply store near by, try the americolor in powder form. It doesn't mess with the consistency. When making mmf I put the color into the melted marshmallow before the sugar. It cuts down in time from kneading all the color in the end. And more color can ne added in the end if needed.