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How do I make black fondant?

post #1 of 25
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is there a trick to it b/c I can't seem to do it. any advice would be great.

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post #2 of 25
are you making fondant from scratch or buying it premade and adding color? What recipe or what brand are you using? What kind/brand of coloring? (for example, my cake supply shop tells me you can't use wilton colors in Choco-Pan because wilton is water based and the choco-pan has chocolate in it and it doesnt' mix well).

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post #3 of 25
when i make black fondant I normaly use chocolate fondant, and then I add black and blue till I got the black color.
But last week i made a mickey mouse cake, and i dooesn't have chocolte fondant, so, when i made an experiment: when i was melting marshmallows, I add a lot of black and brown.....actually t was a mess!...when i finally made the fondant the color i get was like purple....and then i add more black and blue, and brown......i think the blue is the key to make black fondant.......After adding a lot of food coloring, i finally got black (real black!)
but the taste was horrible!if you are going to deliver this cake to a costumer,is better to buy satin ice black fondant.I made it for my cousin so.....anyways we never taste fondant because is too sweet....i hope it helps...
post #4 of 25
Americolor Super Black makes fondant black with minimal effort. I prefer to start with chocolate Satin Ice but have also done it plenty of times with white Satin Ice fondant. When adding Americolor Super Black to chocolate fondant, the chocolate taste overpowers any bitterness that the black color imparts. I tasted it myself and was quite surprised.

If you're kneading it into fondant, just lube up your hands well with shortening, being sure to get shortening under your nails and on your cuticles to protect your hands from staining or wear non-latex gloves. It's quite easy.
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post #5 of 25
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I MAKE MY FONDANT HOME-MADE USING EDNAS DESIGN ME CAKE MMF RECIEPE HOW DO I MAKE CHOCOLATE FONDANT? SORRY FOR ALL THE STUPID QUESTIONS
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post #6 of 25
For black I also bought the Satin Ice pre-colored fondant because it tastes good and is really black.
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post #7 of 25
Seriously, for black fondant, buy it.
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post #8 of 25
I agree with Leahs, Satin Ice makes a great black fondant, it's worth the money. It's a true black and tastes good as was mentioned. Using the colors never seem to work out for me.

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post #9 of 25
Yeah, I buy my black fondant. I do colour small amounts of gumpaste black, but the amount of paste you need to use to colour fondant yourself and the amount of mess it makes is simply not worth it, IMO.
post #10 of 25
I make my own marshmallow fondant...I usually make it dark blue first, then knead in black (make sure you have a lot of shortening on your hands)...then let it sit for a while...the colors will darken as it sits. I have had good luck with this method...and no bad taste. Good luck!
post #11 of 25
Buy it if you can
post #12 of 25
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THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR HELP, BUTT OF COURSE I DO HAVE JUST ONE MORE QUESTION. I HATE THE TASTE OF WILTONS FONDANT, DOES SATIN ICE REALLY TASTE BETTER?
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post #13 of 25
Most definitely! Anything would taste better than that stuff! But really, Satin Ice is really tastey. It has a vanilla flavor to it. Definitely buy it! On another forum someone said that if you call the company directly they will send you a sample. Not sure if they will only send white samples or if you can sample the colors, but it might be worth a call. The person that posted it said it was quite a large sample.
post #14 of 25
Where can I find the Satin Ice fondant?
post #15 of 25
I've only seen it online and not in stores.
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