Black Fondant Help?

Decorating By kayleighhart Updated 30 May 2013 , 10:20am by kyliecake

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kayleighhart Posted 28 May 2013 , 7:17am
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Hi I'm new here :)


I've been asked to make a cake which needs to be covered in black fondant. Whenever I try to dye fondant black it seems to taste strange :/. And also I don't think shop black fondant tastes so great.


Any advice on black fondant?

Thank you!

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cazza1 Posted 28 May 2013 , 8:06am
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The only other suggestion I could make is that you airbrush it black.

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mcaulir Posted 28 May 2013 , 8:56am
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I use chocolate fondant and then you only need to use a little bit of black, and it tastes good. Great if you're using chocolate cake.

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tabathaba Posted 28 May 2013 , 10:42am
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Satin Ice has a wonderful black fondant that tastes great and is a breeze since you don't have to dye it.

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cookie-baerbel Posted 28 May 2013 , 10:59am
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I also would use choc-fondant to start with. if you don´t want to need all the color in, try painting it afterwards. then you need less paste and the bitter taste is not that strong. like cazza1 said, you could airbrush it. if you don´t have one, you could by some of those cosmetic sponges that are ment for applying liquid make up and use this to paint with your (wodka diluted) gel-paste. the sponges are so soft and fine that you should not get a streeky look. I tried that recently on this cake and it worked out well...

i made this Ham-Radio for my dad´s birthday. it is 3 layers of baileyscake filled and frosted with mokka-bc. then covered in choc-fondant and painted black. the mic and the cable are made out of modeling-choc. TFW!

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DORI2000 Posted 30 May 2013 , 9:10am
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I had problem too when I've tried to make a play station cake for my son. You can see it here, under no.7


I put a lot of colour to get a black colour.


But if you want a black, you should use a homemade fondant, I think it's taste is better.


Good luck

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kyliecake Posted 30 May 2013 , 10:20am
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I too have trouble with the bitter taste of black.  I only use satin ice now for black and red as i can't make these colours to my satisfaction and i really like the taste too.

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