Argh, Dark Brown?

Decorating By confectionsofahousewife Updated 27 Sep 2009 , 1:36am by Lita829

confectionsofahousewife Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 1:01am
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How do I get chocolate buttercream to be dark brown? I've got chocolate buttercream that is what I would call a milk chocolate color. I have added a bunch of brown (wilton) to it but it hasn't made much difference. Do I add black?

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JGMB Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 1:20am
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I was just having that same problem tonight, except I started with vanilla buttercream. So you have a headstart on me!! Anyway, mine was turning more of a gross gray-brown and my husband suggested adding a little bit of red. It worked!!! It's now more of a dark, deep chocolatey brown.

confectionsofahousewife Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 1:30am
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Ah, red! I didn't think of that. I was getting a gross gray brown even though I started with chocolate and was adding just regular brown. Thanks for the idea!

ApplegumKitchen Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 1:33am
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Wny don't you add cocoa powder to get it brown ?

Lita829 Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 1:36am
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I made dark brown today and I used Americolor Chocolate Brown with a little black. The icing was white when I started and it turned out the color of a dark chocolate bar.


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