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.
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!
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?
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.
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 You can still see the gray under the black sugar, my son did not notice!! Now if you can get your hands on an airspray machine that would be awesome!!!
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.
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.
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.
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).
Yes, Marianna! I learned my lesson! Next time I will be doing that...buying it in color