Red And Black Fondant

Decorating By kpetcov Updated 27 May 2010 , 4:45pm by tracycakes

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kpetcov Posted 27 May 2010 , 3:06pm
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My daughter's graduation party is Sunday and will be making a cake. The school colors were red, white and black. I was going to make some red and black fondant to cut out stars and curlies. I have not made red and black fondant before. Do you find that it needs a lot of color to get a true red and black?

Which color of red should I use?

I was thinking about buying the 2 already made multi-packs of fondant which have the red and black in it but I don't want to spend $10.00 and such for each pack to use only one color in the pack.

Thanks for your help.

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sandy1 Posted 27 May 2010 , 3:40pm
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Yes, it takes quite a bit of gel color to make red and black. Americolor makes a Super Black and Super Red gel color that is great! It doesn't require as much of the gel as Wilton gel colors to acheive the same deep shade.

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crystalina1977 Posted 27 May 2010 , 4:35pm
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yep - it takes quite a bit...i normally buy black when i need it. maybe try using cocoa powder in the black in the place of a little powdered sugar if you're making mmf to get it at a darker starting point

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rc1980 Posted 27 May 2010 , 4:37pm
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if you have chocolate fondant just add black coloring and it doesn't take as much to get it black

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tracycakes Posted 27 May 2010 , 4:45pm
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I've made red and black tons of times, it seems I get lots of requests for red and black. I use Americolor and plenty of it. Make sure to make it a day ahead of time because it does darken overnight.

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