I haven't worked with fondant much and have a few questions.
I have some leftover fondant that has been colored green and the other pink. I am going to need black and am wondering if I could color those black now?
Also, what's the best way of knowing how many fondant balls it would take to go around the base of the cake?
I am not sure if there is an official way or a better way to tell how many fondant balls are needed to go around a cake. Here is what I do. Let's say that it is an 8in cake. I always have parchment paper down on the surface that I am using for fondant, I mark 8in on there and then just line them up, so that I know I will have enough I make a couple extra.
I have made fondant that I colored blue into black, but have not done that with green. If it is left over anyway, I would just go ahead and try it.
I am pretty new, but I hope that helps.
I know brown is easier to turn black, you can add cocoa powder to it to make it brown, I have done that before.