Black Gumpaste/fondant Shoe Isn't Very Black

Decorating By queencorkle Updated 2 Nov 2014 , 10:48pm by queencorkle

queencorkle Posted 2 Nov 2014 , 2:08pm
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AI'm trying to make my first high heeled show. I did a 50/50 mix of gumpate and fondant. Because of the gumpaste it isn't as black as I want it. I tried adding black color to the gumpaste but it is still a dark gray. Can I do the shoe with fondant only? I'm worried that it won't be stable enough and will take forever to dry.... Suggestions??? Thank you!

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julia1812 Posted 2 Nov 2014 , 2:15pm
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ANo, fondant alone won't harden. In fact I make high heels with gum paste. Sometimes it's quite a pain with black, you add and add color and it's still grey. Why don't you leave ot as it is and simply airbrush / paint black?

queencorkle Posted 2 Nov 2014 , 2:56pm
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AUnfortunately I don't have an airbursh. What kind of paint/

julia1812 Posted 2 Nov 2014 , 3:40pm
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AMe neither! I use gel color, thinned with a little bit of vodka to dry faster, and a paintbrush. Don't touch until dry, if necessary, apply a second coat (which shouldn't be the case as your fondant / gum paste is grey already.

rosa369 Posted 2 Nov 2014 , 6:24pm
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You can use black  fondant but you have to add tylose to make it dry hard.

Nerdalie Posted 2 Nov 2014 , 10:03pm
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If you dont have an airbrush machine, you can paint it with a mixture of 3 parts black gel, 1 part water. 

queencorkle Posted 2 Nov 2014 , 10:48pm
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AThanks everyone! I mixed gel with vodka and the color looks great!

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