Hello everyone. I am making my brother's 30th birthday cake. I need to make black fondant. In the the past I have made black fondant but it comes out pale. Can you guys give me tips on how to great black color fondant. I would really appreciate it.
what kind of fondant are you making? i have only ever made MMF so for that i to the melted marshmallows before you add the powdered sugar. then i mix cocoa powder in along with the powered sugar, so you are mixing in brown with the black instead of white. the cocoa also helps with the taste cause u usually need alot of black coloring (depending on how much fondant you are making) good luck and HTH!!
These days I opt for black airbrushing. You can buy it in a can if you don't have an airbrush.
If u use Sugarflaire extra black colour. And sugarpaste with a bit cmc. It works realy fine. Leave it overnight rapt in plastic. When its set overnight it turns out realy black. I make my sugarpast myself. And put the colour in the wet.
Easiest is to buy it....next best option is airbrush it!
This is the recipe for what Chonte was talking about. Works pretty well.
I normally just keep a tub of black on hand though.
I normally just buy satin ice black fondant, but if I'm out and haven't ordered any, I've been buying the package of Wilton brown fondant and adding Americolor super black to it. It doesn't take much to get a jet black color. Just keep in mind that the Wilton brown fondant is chocolate flavored, so that might not work on all cake flavors.
Believe it or not I sometimes gather and knead together the small bits and pieces of left over colored fondant--all colors-- and then add Americolor black food gel to it and it comes out great! Of course I use all my fondant for decor only...not to cover the cake.
Thank you everyone for your help. I will take everyone's suggestions.
If you are making MMF you can melt black candy melts and add it to your melted marshmallows. It works great and tastes great too. (I do add a little black food coloring as well... but not much)
I found black candy melts at halloween and stocked up on them. You can probably order them online.
I melt dark chocolate and add that to the mix once the marshmallows are melted. Tastes delicious and no need to add too much black colouring.
On dark colors like that, I just buy the Satin Ice fondant. It keep for a long time and the colors are great. I don't mess with trying to color it to get it dark enough.
You won't get a perfect black by mixing paints. You might manage something close by mixing blue and red and then adding a little yellow.
If the result is too green - add red.
If the result is too brown - add blue.
If the result is too purple - add yellow.
You will get best results if the blue is a turquoise blue (cyan=C), The red is slightly purplish (magenta =M) and the yellow is yellow (=Y). The colour printing process used for books magazines and newspapers uses these three colours to get all the colours visible on the page, but because a true black cannot be made, an extra ink (black =K) is also used. You will find the same CMYK combinations in ink-jet printers and colour laser printers