mahlmann Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 4:55pm
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Hi! I have to make mmf black. Do I make a chocolate MMF as I would for buttercream or do I dye it brown and then black? I need a large quantity to cover a whale cake.
Thanks in advance!

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AngelFood4 Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 5:38pm
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add melted candy melts in dark brown or black to your melted marshmallows. It'll take a lot less of the black coloring to get it black and the workability is great. I have a tutorial on my blog. Anytime I need dark colors, I use the candy melt method.

kmstreepey Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 5:55pm
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I agree that the candy melt method works great. I would also start with chocolate MMF - just sub in some cocoa for an equal amount of powdered sugar (1/4-1/2 cup).

Herekittykitty Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 6:01pm
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I add a generous dose of Super black Americolor gel to the melted MM's. Just a healthy squirt or two. Looks charcoal grey until it rests, then turns deep black.

mahlmann Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 12:01am
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Thank you all for your tips! I will try them. icon_smile.gif

attackofthecakes Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 12:31am
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Buy it!

splymale Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 1:47pm
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So adding the candy doesn't change the consistency of the MMF?

kel58 Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 2:08pm
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http://cakecentral.com/recipe/true-black-mmf

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