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Best Black Fondant for covering cake

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I have to cover a 10" round cake with black fondant. I'm not sure whether to make my own or buy it. I have only used black fondant that I have made for accenting cakes. It was a little hard to work with. I'm not sure if it would have been good for covering a whole cake.

Any help would be appreciated. My grandson is set on black.
post #2 of 23
I like using the Duff fondant to cover cakes. It is very easy to work with.
post #3 of 23
I try to steer my clients away from heavily color saturated icings 'cuz IMHO it just ends up tasting bitter.
If you just cannot get around it, purchase it already colored .
Way less headache and ingredient wastage.
post #4 of 23
A great easy way to make black is to buy the Wilton Chocolate fondant. It takes only a small amount of Americolor black to get it to be black. Add the black food coloring until it's kind of a funky grey and then just wrap it and let it rest for a couple of hours and it will darken up. Wilton choc fondant taste a lot better than the white fondant and you can buy it in a medium box at Michaels.
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post #5 of 23
Duffs black and red really does taste good. I haven,t tried the taste of wilton black or red fondant.
post #6 of 23
I use Satin Ice Black. It's great to work with and keeps its color.
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. I only hope Michael's or Joann's carries some of these fondants. I'm not crazy about using fondant but black buttercream would take a lot of black coloring. Not sure how that would taste either.
post #8 of 23
Don't go for black buttercream. I did it for 1 cake and it was hysterical. Everyone's teeth were black and it does taste bitter even if you start with choc buttercream.
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post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
That's funny sillywabbits. I wouldn't want that to happen. I'm pretty sure I can get the chocolate Wilton fondant but I can only get the wilton black gel. I would have to order the Americolor if I use it.
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
Sorry, I meant sillywabbitz.
post #11 of 23
I use Satin Ice and love it. You would have to buy it at a specialty cake shop or online though. They don't sell it at Michaels or Joanns, not around here anyway.
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post #12 of 23
Duff's isn't bad tasting and is easy to work with. I tried black Fondx and it was absolutely disgusting. It smelled and tasted like pure chemicals.
post #13 of 23
I use black fondarific, but have also used Duff's. They are both very easy to work with & my clients like the taste icon_smile.gif I order the fondarific online (Amazon) & I pick up Duff's at Walmart.
post #14 of 23
Duff's is Fondarific. That's what I use.

If you need dark buttercream, cover your cake in natural buttercream, refrigerate it, then skim coat it in the dark color. You use way less coloring and the chances of turning teeth dark is less.
post #15 of 23
Wilton has come out with a 2 lb box of black fondont. I love it. It's as easy to use as Wilton's white fondont.
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