I need advice on how to make black royal icing? I add black american colour to white royal icing and it comes out grey. How do I get it a jet black colour ?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Okay had the same problem. (Newbie myself) It is best to colour the day before. Add your black and let it turn the grey colour and it will deepen by the next day. I have also read on the site that it is best to colour brown and then add black. I haven't tried this way yet.
All your color when you are making the royal icing. It takes a large amount of the gel color to acheive the black. I find it easier to add when I am making the royal icing
I actually just made black RI last week and it came out great. I used McCormicks black food coloring that I had gotten in a clearance bin at my local grocery store for 75% off. I figured, what the heck, if it doesn't work I didn't spend too much money on it. I was liquid, so it mixed very easily. Check your local grocery store in the spice section, it is with all of the flavoring extracts.
To make black royal icing you can add leaf green plus chocolate brown, violet and black. That combination always works for me.
It takes a lot of black to make it dark. Plus, I always try to start off with a brown and then add black...it really helps, plus it uses less gel coloring.
Also, if you make it a day or two ahead of time, it will darken on its own.
Hi! I mix in some ready-made chocolate bc icing and then color black. If it isn't thick enough, add some more sifted powdered sugar. Let it sit for awhile, maybe 10 mins. or so? for it to look black.It works great! Hope that helps you out!