Black Royal Icing

Decorating By Chefperl Updated 11 Aug 2008 , 11:50pm by sweet_2th_fairy

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Chefperl Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 6:07pm
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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.
thanks
-S

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mbalis Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 8:51pm
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I use the Super Black from Americolor. A few drops will do ya! Same with their Super Red - no more lame pink icing!!

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Tashablueyes Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 8:53pm
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I actually just make some of my RI chocolate and dye it black like I do with buttercream.

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cakeladyem Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 8:59pm
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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.

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soccermom17 Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 9:27pm
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Americolor all the way! I'm waiting for the UPS man for my first order from Ck Products! Yeah!

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diabolicdesire Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 9:52pm
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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.

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sweet_2th_fairy Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 11:50pm
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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!

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