I'm making some bats for my haunted dog house gingerbread house. I wanted to make some black royal but am realizing this could take alot of product. I read somewhere about adding cocoa powder but can I do that to royal icing?? or color flow??
Thanks for helping the newbie with this project!
You can cut down on the black you need by making it brown first with coco.
My advice: ONLY color the amount you NEED with black. It you make 2 cups of RI and then try to color the whole thing, you will use TONS of food coloring!
I make black color flow/royal icing all the time. If you are only colouring a small amount to do outlines, etc., it doesn't take that much color. I have to admit that I would be somewhat nervous to add anything else to color flow. I have used both Wilton and Americolor black in white color flow without any real problems.
Appreciate your words of advice.
Gonna work on this tonite.
I just flooded some cookies with royal tinted black. I used americolor super black and still ended up using alot of the stuff. I think it took something like three good squeezes of the tube to color it to the shade i was looking for. At least it's not as much as if i'd used wilton...i could never acheive a good black with wiltons colors.
Royal icing is just egg whites and powdered sugar, so I would replace some of the sugar with dark cocoa powder. Then you only need to add a small amount of black tint. The cocoa will not make the royal any less effective.