Originally Posted by jolleys136
LOL, sorry for my spelling issues. I was in the middle of a Fondant rage as I was typing. I tried another batch tonight and I got the consistency. I only added in 2 drops of coloring to start and then 2 more towards the end. I decided to let it rest overnight to see how the color turns out. when I wrapped it up for the night it was still a purplish color. Hopefully it turns black for the cake I am working on. My last resort will be to use Wilton Fondant, I have heard that it tastes horrid and would prefer not to have it on the cake I am making. Thanks for all the input, any more will be greatly accepted.
I am dyslexic, and Believe me, spelling is HARD for me, I am obsessive about it, and google every word I am not sure of. ;-) I often want to spell this as they sound, which rarely works in our crazy language!
I have found that working with the black (or red) will also deepen the color quite a bit, so even if it a bit purple when you go to it again, try softening a piece a working with it, then compare again.
I wonder of melting a tiny bit or geletin, or using corn syrup rather than water would help with the issues with homemade black that we all have. Maybe half gel color, half powdered color? Some experimenting could be done ;-)
just yesterday I had a very sticky black chocolate clay I was working with. Started grey, blackened in (and all over) my hands. I had handprints and finger prints all over it, so I had to rub it with a viva after I got it on the cake. It occurs to me now that I should've used power with it, and I even have some on hand.... !
Edited by Annabakescakes - 3/11/13 at 5:19am