Having a hard time getting a true enough black mmf - used both powder and gel trying to get it dark enough. I let it sit overnight, hopefully will be darker today. Should i just buy it in the future?
The two colors I always buy are black and red.
Me too, angela. I never make fondant, I buy it. I color most colors myself, but black and red are the two that I use ready-made.
try this recipe: http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6971/true-black-mmf
Buy definitely! Like a poster before, I always buy premade red and black.
I just made a ladybug cake and needed to make red and black using homemade mmf. OMG - if Satinice was available where I live I'd NEVER make it again (so much kneading and messy food colour involved!!! My arms are sore today) To make the black I had to use everything in my baking arsenal (a tbsp of semi sweet choc chips, 1/3 cup of cocoa, 1/4 vial of black gel paste and shortening to intensify the black - to make approx 1/2 pound of black fondant) Normally my mmf consists of marshies and icing sugar - absolutely nothing else. I don't even bother to add water, shortening, or vanilla to it most of the time knowing most people don't bother to eat it plus it tastes fine without it. It was worth it - the black turned totally black - but for sure I'd rather have an easy way out of it if possible I have enough leftover black for a couple more projects so I'm happy for now
for black i usually start w/ a chocolate mmf using DARK cocoa...to colour it black from there is quite simple!....but wear gloves!!!!!!....i walked around w/ purple hands for a few days the first time! haha
To save money, use all of your scraps...you know those odd colors you mixed and never use again. Mix them together and then add black paste. It really doesn't take much and it saves you money. I learned that tip from Bronwen Weber.
Thanks every one fo you help - i used the true black recipe above, slightly modified because i ran out of both black gel and powder. ended up using liquid black food color in place of some of the water (2 Tbs) in the recipe.
I'd love to show you a picture but i cant figure out to attatch it. I did upload some pictures of it here somewhere but i'm too new to know my way aound yet
Nevermind, i see my pictures now