Can, someone, tell me how I can color Wilton Fondant in black and for it not to have the bitter taste. Thank you for looking and posting...
To be honest with you, wilton fondant is going to taste terrible no matter what you do (or don't do) to it. But if I need a black fondant I add cocoa powder to it first and make it chocolate, sometimes you need to add a little bit of water or corn syrup to make the fondant take the cocoa. Then add your black and you won't need to add as much.
i always start with a brown fondant and then start adding in the black. but what type of food coloring are you using? if it's just wilton paste then you have to use a LOT....but the brown would help it
I don't have a specific amount, adding any will lesson the amount of food coloring you will need. Just add small amounts at a time, being careful to watch the work ability of the fondant. I typically use MMF, so I sub some of the PS with cocoa and add until it just won't take any more.
FYI, adding a little cocoa will help get a deep red also.
Another suggestion; Start with chocolate fondant and paint with black gel paste mixed with clear alcohol or vodka........Or airbrush in black
I make my fondant from chocolate marshmallows
I wouldn't mess around with Wilton fondant under any circumstances. Try this recipe I posted for dark chocolate fondant: http://theicedqueen.blogspot.com/2012/01/chocolate-fondant-from-scratch.html
As you can see, it's almost black to begin with. Here's how it looks after I added AmeriColor black gel: http://theicedqueen.blogspot.com/2012/02/monster-high-cake-learning-experience.html
I stopped adding cocoa bc the fondant would then be too dry and crumble, I now melt some dark chocolate and add that to the fondant (I make MMF) and then add some black americolor colouring to get a dark black. Works a charm and tastes delicious too!