I have a request for a cake with black buttercream. It's for a 6th b-day party. I tried to talk her into black fondant, but she wouldn't budge. I told her she would have a lot of kids with black mouths & stained clothes to no avail.
I was wondering if I could just make a dark choc bc & add black color? Also, does anyone have a good dark choc bc recipe that smoothes well & crusts? My recipe calls for cocoa, but when I smooth it with a hot spatula, the color isn't very uniform.
That's exactly how I make black BC but I just add a high quality cocoa to the BC recipe I normally use. I haven't gotten any color changes - not sure if it's the cocoa I use or what but it sure beats everyone walking around with black teeth and smiles...... hahaha
ditto what BJ said....
I've added melted chocolate to my regular buttercream, along with cocoa powder and that gives the icng a nice chocolatey taste. After that I add a little black color and let it sit to deepen.
Be sure to post pics of the cake. I'm curious to know what kind of a cake was done (in black) for a 6th birthday party. My black icing was for a 40th birthday coffin cake.
I use a Hersheys Special Dark Chocolate coco powder. If you don't use that particular one, your BC will not get as dark. I went thru soooooo much trouble before I got this tip from my cake teacher.
Then you can add the black food coloring.
Thank you all. I'll try the Hershey's Dark Choc.
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