How Can I Can Make Black. Using Buttercream...

Decorating By miasuzzette Updated 24 Jul 2009 , 3:37pm by __Jamie__

miasuzzette Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 6:59am
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icon_sad.gif I would like to make Black Buttercream. For a 8 Ball Cake.. Please, Help... Thank You...


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DefyGravity Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 1:59pm
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One of my instructors had said to save all your scrap BC of all colors in one bowl. That way, it won't take as much to make it black. If you try to use black coloring by itself, it ends up tasting bitter because of all the dye. Another tip is to start with chocolate BC and tint it black from there.

Good luck!

Charmed Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 2:06pm
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Start with a chocolate buttercream and then add black.

Carolynlovescake Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 2:25pm
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Originally Posted by charmed

Start with a chocolate buttercream and then add black.




Ditto!

If they don't want a chocolate taste then get it a good dark brown with your color then add black.

Remember it can take up to 12 hours for the black to become it's darkest so make it a day ahead of when you need it to give it time to darken up.

miasuzzette Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 4:41pm
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Can someone post a Chocolate Buttercream to turn it Black. Thanks for Looking & Posting your ideas & Comments it's so APPRECIATED...

You all have a Good one...Thanks for your Help....
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Thank you
Margie thumbs_up.gif

miasuzzette Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 4:41pm
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Can someone post a Chocolate Buttercream to turn it Black. Thanks for Looking & Posting your ideas & Comments it's so APPRECIATED...

You all have a Good one...Thanks for your Help....
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Thank you
Margie thumbs_up.gif

Carolynlovescake Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 5:07pm
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Originally Posted by miasuzzette

Can someone post a Chocolate Buttercream to turn it Black. Thanks for Looking & Posting your ideas & Comments it's so APPRECIATED...

You all have a Good one...Thanks for your Help....
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Thank you
Margie thumbs_up.gif




I don't quite get your quesiton, do you mean posting a chocolate buttercream recipe?

Just make your chocolate frosting, and add black icing coloring (Americolor, Wilton etc) until you get a good black.

__Jamie__ Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 9:56pm
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Really? Ewwww....black mouths! Stained tongues and teeth!

miasuzzette Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 4:59am
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First, I want to say, I'm sorry it posted 3 times. I need to make an 8 ball Cake. I was told that I need a Good Dark Chocolate Buttercream. I'm new So, I really don't know...I need your help in getting a Good recipe & How to turn it Black. I appreciate your Responds & Time. Please, Help... You all have a Good one..

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__Jamie__ Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 6:01am
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It's not your fault it posted 3 times, it's a glitch in the system. icon_smile.gif

queenfa Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 12:59pm
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Really? Ewwww....black mouths! Stained tongues and teeth!



I always love your sense of humour.

thief Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 1:59pm
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how do you keep the icing from staining your childs face? a mom wants me to make an elmo for a one year old but she is afraid of all the red icing for church the next day. I don't remember it staining your face and mouth for that long of a period of time, but I thought I had better ask... any ideas? icon_smile.gif

Carolynlovescake Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 2:28pm
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how do you keep the icing from staining your childs face? a mom wants me to make an elmo for a one year old but she is afraid of all the red icing for church the next day. I don't remember it staining your face and mouth for that long of a period of time, but I thought I had better ask... any ideas? icon_smile.gif




Make the icing a good orange color first then add red.

Like black, red can take up to 24 hours to reach it's true color so you will want to make that a day or two in advance too just in case you need to play with getting the color right.

__Jamie__ Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 3:37pm
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Better idea? In my opinion....use fondant. They can peel it off, and eat the uncolored buttercream underneath.

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