Hi. I am using wilton black icing in a tube but I need to thin it to crumb coat the cake...what should I add - water, corn syrup etc???
I can never get regular icing to turn black black so I use the wilton tube.
Thanks in advance!!
I would squeeze all the icing into a bowl and add a tablespoon of corn syrup and work up as you go. If it gets too thin, add a little powdered sugar.
You can make homemade icing black if you start with chocolate icing and mix in a bunch of black. Let it sit overnight before using it so it has time to set up. It will also get darker if you let it sit.
Americolor Super Black is what you need. If you start with chocolate icing, you'll need much less color.
I mix my b'c w/that tube stuff and there is still some thinning needed.
There is sooooooooo much color in those tubed colored icing that you can easily mix it w/an equal amount (about 1/4C) of b'c & still have more than enough color.
good idea, kakeladi! do you do that all the time or just when you need black/dark/strong colors?
just when I need strong colors
Cut the flat back of the tube off & scrape out every speck Mix it w/some of my own and it's just perfect.