Taste Of Black Icing

Decorating By happigolucki35 Updated 14 Sep 2009 , 8:32pm by tiggy2

happigolucki35 Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 12:24pm
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Im new to cake baking and decorating, is there any way to make black icing taste better. I use the Wilton gel colors.

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dstbni Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 12:34pm
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I've had good luck when I start with Chocolate Buttercream and add the black to it.

bbmom Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 12:36pm
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I usually use baking cocoa to darken my icing or frosting as much as I can first, then I'll add just enough black to make it bkac. It still has a taste to it, but not as bad. And remember that the wilton colors will darken after a few hours so if thats what you're using do a test...after you've gotten it to a color lighter than what you think, put a smear on a white plate and let it dry for 15mins and see what it looks like. I like Americolor gel colors you dont seem to have to add as much, but for black its still quite a bit. Depending on what you're doing you may also be able to use the spray(if your coloring the background of a whole cake for in stance,)

auntbeesbaking Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by happigolucki35

Im new to cake baking and decorating, is there any way to make black icing taste better. I use the Wilton gel colors.

I have found that if I add a bit of clear corn syrup to the black frosting it takes away the bitterness. I actually do this for any of the darker colors - the reds, greens, etc.

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PuffCake Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 1:19pm
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Switch to Americolor if you can. Their Super Black has no bitter taste at all AND requires less color to achieve a deep dark black color.

toshaw Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 1:48pm
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I use KopyKake's gel color black and there has NEVER been an issue with the taste. I've even had comments from people who are afraid of black because they've had icky tasting black icing. Also, remember it gets darker after it sits. If it is a dark grey color, it will turn to black in time.

happigolucki35 Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 10:35am
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I will try them all because the taste of black icing is terrible and I hate when I have to make someone a cake with black icing.

tiggy2 Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 8:32pm
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Chefmaster leaves no bad taste, you only use a little bit and it will be black immediately.

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