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How can I achieve black fondant? When I color it, it turns grey.

Liz - from Soledad, CA

To tint fondant or buttercream icing black requires a lot of black icing color, which some people believe adds a bitterness to the icing. You might want to start by tinting the fondant brown with melted chocolate or brown icing color. Then, add black icing color until you achieve the dark black you are looking for. If you only need a small amount of black, it is available in convenient ready-to-use colored Multi Packs.


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