klamb17 Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 5:55pm
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I would like to know if the spray on colors are good for MMF. I may have to do a cake that requires black fondant, and wondered if spraying it would be better. Does it have a taste? I have never used it.

Thanks

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Marianna46 Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 6:37pm
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If you're talking about the Wilton aerosol colors, I've used them and they're great for both fondant and buttercream and they leave no discernible taste (one of the few Wilton products I endorse wholeheartedly, except for the limited range of colors they come in). If you're talking about airbrushing, that's even better, especially when you need a deep, rich, saturated color. I have one that I've been too chicken to use yet, but I just got an instructional video, so I'll be trying it out shortly!

klamb17 Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 7:44pm
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Thanks,
I think it's Duff's color spray in the can. I guess I can use the wilton's. I just wanted to make sure they didn't have a taste...and they spray on pretty well?

mollysuzie Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 8:35pm
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I've used the Wilton spray colors and they work great for what I've needed them for. A light mist and no taste. But, I'm not sure I would trust them to completely cover a MMF cake in black.

soledad Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 5:32am
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Hi, klamb17!! This is my experience with specifically the black Wilton spray: On May of last year I made a Michael Jackson cake for my son, and since I was not looking forward to tint the MMF to black I decided to use the Wilton spray and to make sure I had enough color I bought 3 canisters of black. You can look at the cake in my gallery, it never turned black icon_cry.gif I was panicking but the cake was saved because I remember I had black sugar, which I use to cover the 10in cake .
You can still see the gray under the black sugar, my son did not notice!! icon_lol.gif He loved his cake (he still is a Michael Jackson fan)
Now if you can get your hands on an airspray machine that would be awesome!!!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2041616/this-is-it

God luck! thumbs_up.gif

CIAO

cakeladytx Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 5:48am
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When I need to use black fondant I will tint it as dark as I can, then spray the fondant after it's on the cake with the black. Then you don't have to use to much of either and its worked for me. I also have an airbrush but have been to afraid to try it but I have used several of the spray colors with no problems.

BlakesCakes Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 2:21pm
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I use sprays for gold, silver, & white pearl.

For black fondant, I buy it (red, too). I love, love, love, Duff's black fondant and I also use Satin Ice & FondX.

Rae

jamawoops Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 4:08pm
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I've never used it on fondant, but I have used it on buttercream. I think it would take too much to get a good solid color and I personally think you can taste it if you use a lot. Plus you'd have to worry about it running if you don't allow it to dry completely between layers. I personally would just get a black fondant.

Marianna46 Posted 27 Jan 2012 , 1:03am
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Worry about your problem with black spray, soledad, but the cake turned out awesome! I've used the black soray with no problem with a stencil on a cake that's not in my gallery (I could never download it from my ancient cell phone!). But I have to say that when I really need black or red, I use Satin Ice, which is really rich in color and doesn't taste too bad (a little chemical-y, but not gross).

soledad Posted 27 Jan 2012 , 5:02am

Yes, Marianna! I learned my lesson! Next time I will be doing that...buying it in color icon_wink.gif and thank you I appreciate your comment!

Ciao

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