I am new to cake decorating and have made 3 cakes. I need to make a two tiered cake with black fondant and I need help finding a black food coloring that does not taste horrible or have an after taste.
Does anyone have a brand they can recommend?
I use Americolor, keep in mind though that you can color the fondant a dark gray and let it rest over night and it will darken to black. You don't have to add so much color that it turns black immediatly.
Chef Master is the best I have found. You use very little and no chemical taste. It's the only brand I use for black and red.
i agree with twiggy 2....
You can also make chocolate fondant and then it just takes a little bit of black color. If you use hershey's special dark cocoa powder in the fondant, it makes a really really dark brown color.
I prefer to use the Hershey's Dark Cocoa and then add a little black color, too. It's the only way I've found to solve the bitterness, but I haven't tried anything beyond Wilton or Americolors. I gave up after that and started using cocoa first.