For my son's toy story cake, i will need to make black and red fondant for the decorations. I have been reading that it is not easy to get a dark shade in these colors. How would you suggest i do it? I don't really want to buy ready-colored fondant, as i only need the smallest bit of those colors.
If you don,t need much, then just add your red to fondant , little at a time. let it set up a bit, then add more.Do the same for the black. Don,t use much color at once or it will be sticky and hard to handle. Again, just add little at the time for both. you will achieve your goal.hth
I read the other day on Sugarsweets blog that they have used colored candy melts to help tint their fondant before adding food color. Black fondant is good to start from chocolate fondant. Americolor super black gets the color dark much faster than Wilton for me. And mix red candy melts with your fondant before the powdered sugar is added, and then you shbouldn't need as much red food coloring. Again, I like the Americolor Super Red instead of the Wilton No Taste Red.