Help!! How Do I Get My Frosting True Black???

Decorating By awilliford Updated 25 Oct 2008 , 12:50am by Jopalis

awilliford Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 11:56pm
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I started out with chocolate buttercream frosting because I was always told that was the best way to achieve black frosting; however, after an entire bottle of Wilton black gel coloring I have an awful greyish chocolate color. Need to frost this cake tonight and the store by my house is out of black color!! Any suggestions for a quick fix to help save this disaster???

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leah_s Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:18am
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Wait two hours. Seriously. The color will develop over time.

awilliford Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:24am
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You're a life saver! It's already starting to change but I figured it would never change to the black I need. Thanks a million!!!

newmansmom2004 Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:40am
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Just for future black icing needs, I've always been told the powder colors give a deeper color than the gels. I just bought a big bottle of black powder online but I'll bet you can get some at Cake Craft Shoppe or Larry's since you're in/near Houston.

Good luck with tonight's cake!

Jopalis Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:50am
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I think Americolors are better....

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