What Is The Best Black Fondant To Use?

Decorating By wrosado Updated 18 Feb 2014 , 12:43pm by DeliciousDesserts

wrosado Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 1:29am
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I hate working with black fondant. I purchase  Satin ice black  fondant and had such a hard time with it. It looks stain and breaks easily. I was trying to use it on my  letter tapits and try to do a decorated boarder for the cake but it kept breaking. please help if anyone have any ideas on what's the best black fondant to use.

Thank you!

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rychevamp Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 2:56am
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AI've had pretty good luck with Fondx. I've used a few of their dark colors, and they haven't given me trouble. I've never used tappits, but I was told that a little tylose added to fondant will help when using them.

wrosado Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 4:44pm
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Thank you! Will try the Fondx.

Nicki161 Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 7:15pm
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AI have used regal ice on a black corset cake and hand bag I was really pleased with that it was really pliable :-) good luck

luciescakes Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 12:49am
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I use Satin Ice, I find you have to knead it A LOT before you use it to avoid the cracking you're talking about.

wrosado Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:04am
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I  would love to try regal ice.  Paul Bradford uses this fondant. Definitely thinking of ordering this fondant to try.


Thank you!

wrosado Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:10am
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Yes, I tried the black Satin Ice and I did knead it was to soft then I did not want to add icing because it would lighten the color up and I needed pure black.


Thank you!

wrosado Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 1:16am
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I was successful using  black Satin Ice to cover a cake but for some reason this time I just was having a hard time for smaller things.

maybenot Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 3:14am
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 2/3 Satin Ice + 1/3 Duffs works great for cake covering.   2/3 Satin Ice + 1/3 Wilton Black works great for cut outs.

Dani1081 Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 4:34am
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Always use Satin Ice for black and red and never had any problems.  Works like a dream. How long have you had it?

wrosado Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 5:33am
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I purchased it a day before I tried to use it.

wrosado Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 5:34am
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Will try this method.



Thank you!

silbella Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 12:59pm
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My vote is for Fondx as well.  I have many grey hairs that have "Satin Ice" written on them.  Never had an issue with the Fondx and find it so easy to work with.  Wish I could understand why SI never worked for me, like so many others, while tons of people swear by it.  

queenfa Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 2:31pm
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AFondx's the best

wrosado Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 2:44am
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101Food Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 3:17am
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Interesting, I've only ever used Satin Ice and have experienced cracking too in the past on occasions will have to give Fondx a try.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 12:43pm
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AFondarific is my favorite!

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