Bitter Black Icing Taste

Baking By sandy1 Updated 15 Jun 2009 , 3:36am by TracyLH

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sandy1 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:24pm
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I love outlining my cookies in black. Is there anything that can be done to get rid of the bitter taste?????
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mbt4955 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:26pm
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What are you outlining them with? I make my black from chocolate buttercream and it hasn't ever been bitter ...

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cashley Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:26pm
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I use Americolor super black for my coloring and never have a bitter taste. You don't need much black coloring with this brand.

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debster Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:31pm
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sandy1 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:33pm
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I use the RI recipe from Let's Bake Cookies.

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sandy1 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:36pm
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I use Wilton black icing color. Where can I purchase AMERICOLOR?

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debster Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:53pm
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Global sugar art has it, but the cheapest place I've found is www.intotheoven.com Love the super red also, that's the only company I get red and black from.

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sandy1 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 4:24pm
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Thanks, I'll give it a try!!!

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TracyLH Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 5:48pm
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Here is something I do that really helps with that. Antonia74s to start with (I swear by that icing!). Then I add dark cocoa (I use Hersheys Special Dark) to get it about medium brown-ish (tip from SweetDreamsAT). I then add Americolor Super Black, but not as black as I will need it to be in the end as I let it sit overnight to deepen. it will get even darker over a second day. This way you use less black coloring and the cocoa adds a nice flavor, if that is something that works with your base cookie flavor. I just did this on pirate flags done on sugar cookies and they were a hit. Hope this helps!

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bonniebakes Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 10:55pm
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Originally Posted by TracyLH

Here is something I do that really helps with that. Antonia74s to start with (I swear by that icing!). Then I add dark cocoa (I use Hersheys Special Dark) to get it about medium brown-ish (tip from SweetDreamsAT). I then add Americolor Super Black, but not as black as I will need it to be in the end as I let it sit overnight to deepen. it will get even darker over a second day. This way you use less black coloring and the cocoa adds a nice flavor, if that is something that works with your base cookie flavor. I just did this on pirate flags done on sugar cookies and they were a hit. Hope this helps!




I do this too (except I mix the cocoa and a little water into a slurry and use that to thin the RI) - and everyone loves the black icing because it tastes like chocolate!

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TracyLH Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:36am
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Brilliant! I wasn't even thinking! icon_confused.gif Great idea as that will keep the lumps down and less to run through the stocking! icon_lol.gif

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