I Need Help With Black Icing

Decorating By 4cardsfanz Updated 24 Apr 2008 , 8:35pm by apetricek

4cardsfanz Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 5:32pm
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Can anyone help me with black icing. Mine always seems to be gray and shiny. I have tried starting with chocolate icing. Any ideas???

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cakes_by_rhonda Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:49pm
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I am not sure if you have access to it in your area, but I always use Americolor Super Black. It is always stronger than the Wilton black food color.

awolf24 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 7:16pm
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Here is another vote for Americolor Super Black - great stuff.

TC123 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 7:41pm
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I definitely recommend Americolor. Their colors are amazing to work with compared with other brands. Good luck with your projects! icon_smile.gif

MARIATAMIA Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 7:52pm
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I know how you feel about the icing. Last month I had to do a Mickey Mouse cake and used 3 containers of the Wilton black coloring I was so frustrated that it still wasn't as black as it should be. I ended up calling a cake dedorating friend who told me to leave the cake alone and the color would darken. Believe it or not once it was iced and left alone for about 1 hour it really did darken to black.

mariela_ms Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 7:56pm
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I use the wilton black, and I would really get frustrated because it would turn out gray....but I also started letting it sit...and viola!!! it was black!

But I definitely have to get my hands on Americolor!

torysgirl87 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 7:59pm
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http://www.cakeartpartystore.com/store/e-StoreOperations_viewItem.asp?idProduct=20209

I use the above product and Americolor super black. I also make it a day or two in advance b/c esp. w/ the powder above, it darkens as it sits.

doitallmom Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 8:07pm
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And again, Americolor super black. You don't need alot and you don't have to start with anything but plain old white icing!!!BTW their super red is the only red to use too!

linedancer Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 8:18pm
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The Americolor super black and red get my vote. I do alot of MMF and it works great for that also.

linedancer Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 8:18pm
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The Americolor super black and red get my vote. I do alot of MMF and it works great for that also.

apetricek Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 8:35pm
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I definately would say Americolor gel black. Also red is amazing makes things really the color you are going for, but you don't have that paste taste like with Wilton. Great with buttercream, or fondant/gumpaste. I get it from a wholesaler, but FYI I have seen it on ebay for sale. Just put in Americolor. Good luck!

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