Coloring Sugar Paste Black

Decorating By Sugarcupcake Updated 12 Dec 2012 , 1:12am by crezart

Sugarcupcake Posted 10 Oct 2012 , 2:20pm
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Because I am relatively a novice cake maker maybe someone could answer what is probably a silly question but I would really appreicate some help. I have to color white sugar paste black and I use icing sugar to stop it sticking when I roll it out but the white sugar is turning the black paste grey what can I do? Thank you.


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HotMessCakery Posted 10 Oct 2012 , 2:40pm
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If you're thinking gumpaste you can simply purchase pre-coloured black fondant and add tylose powder to make it more "gummy". Too much powder and it can dry and crack. Making black is terrible I agree. This is what I do when I make figurines that require black but I find the fondant too soft. When rolling it out use a rolling mat so you don't need the icing sugar but if you don't have one a super thin layer of crisco with a slight sprinkle of cornstarch and you'll be much better off than icing sugar. Good luck.

wildflowercakes Posted 10 Oct 2012 , 2:54pm
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I add cocoa powder to mine then add black gel coloring. I also do it a little at a time, letting it set in between additions gives the color time to adhere.

Sugarcupcake Posted 10 Oct 2012 , 7:48pm
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Thanks for your advice, I appreciate it.


crezart Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 1:12am
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use chocolate sugarpaste, and then add black gel or buy black pre made xx

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