I have a hard time making black icing in general, it always looks purple. So i started making chocolate buttercream and turning that black. But how can i make royal icing black? I need it for the outline of cookies.
I use the Super Black from Americolor. A few drops will do ya! Same with their Super Red - no more lame pink icing!!
I actually just make some of my RI chocolate and dye it black like I do with buttercream.
Ditto on what mbalis said. I LOVE americolor super black. That stuff is the best, it makes it actually black, not gray, and you don't have to use that much.
Americolor all the way! I'm waiting for the UPS man for my first order from Ck Products! Yeah!
I had some purple royal icing made up already and needed black so experimenting I added the black to the purple and it worked great. It was so easy.
I had this issue recently and bought some ready made black Wilton frosting. I diluted it a bit with water and used it for my outlines. I've also used Wilton's black icing gel for really small details. However, the black icing gel did not harden. HTH!