:: Coloring your Fondant/Icing ::
Black Because it takes such a strong concentration of color to produce black, it is easier to buy black color.
Mixing black color IS possible, but you need to use very strong paste colors and a LOT of it which
makes the recipe bitter. A pinch of salt will help with the bitterness, but the only way to get a good
strong black is with a LOT of color, especially when using gel color. Be careful with black. It will stain
just about anything it touches.
Use white icing with a combination of royal blue, red, orange and lemon. Or, start with a dark brown
color or chocolate icing (made with melted chocolate and/or black or Dutch process cocoa) and add
black. I Just keep adding more black color SLOWLY until you reach your desired color. Remember
colors darken as they sit. For small amounts of black icing (for piping buttons, dots, etc) you can just
add enough black food coloring to your white icing to create black
Brown To make brown, mix red and gr