How To Make Pure Black Icing?? Buttercream?? Help Please

Decorating By kathy164 Updated 3 Oct 2009 , 8:14pm by SugarFrosted

kathy164 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 5:33pm
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I need to deliver this cake in 2 hours. thought It should be no problem to make black icing. no matter what I do it comes out gray, dark gray, darker gray.. nothing close to a true black.
CAn anyone help me please??
I used both americolor black and I used wilton black. Both broke down the butter cream a lot but still did not get black..
Kathy
HELP

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kathy164 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 7:30pm
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Well, I just used the really darkest gray icing and I think it did ok. Not what I was shooting for, but thats ok.
For future reference, I would still love to know if anyone has any ideas on how to get a really good black. I would appreciate it.
Thank you all.
Have a wonderful day,
Kathy

__Jamie__ Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 7:33pm
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Yep. Airbrush it on a crusting BC.

prterrell Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 7:33pm
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Black is one of the colors that it's best to make ahead of time as the color deepens with time. Another good thing to do is to save all the left over other colored bits and mix them together and use that as your base for black.

kathy164 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 7:42pm
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oh wonderful. Thank you both. I do appreciate the help.

Mme_K Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 8:01pm
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I've gotten a really true black by starting with a chocolate icing. It doesn't take much colouring after that. Americolor is the best one to use, I think. thumbs_up.gif

SugarFrosted Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 8:14pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mme_K

I've gotten a really true black by starting with a chocolate icing. It doesn't take much colouring after that. Americolor is the best one to use, I think. thumbs_up.gif




I also use dark chocolate frosting as a base for my black, and I use Americolor Super Black. The important thing to know about mixing deep, rich colors is that they get darker with time. I always mix dark colors (black, red, royal, etc) at least 48 hours before I need to use them. The longer they sit, the darker they get. Mix a few days ahead, let it sit, check on it perodically, stir stir stir, add more color if you think you need to.

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

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