Black Food Coloring???

Decorating By arrianna Updated 12 Oct 2009 , 2:39am by Rylan

arrianna Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 12:30am
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I looked online the other day and someone said that you can mix equal parts yellow, red and blue food coloring to make black. I tried it and it didn't work. Is it possible to make black food coloring or should I just buy black pre-made already.

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hjc149 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 12:36am
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If you can buy black icing where you live I would recomend buying that, If you cant then sugarflair sell a good black past, I have in the past bought black liquid food colouring from the supermarket and boiled off the excess water this makes a really good black.

arrianna Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 12:49am
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Yeah, I have a few places I can buy the black. Thanks for the advice for boiling down the liquid.

tonedna Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 12:55am
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Chefmasters black is wonderful, no fail
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Rylan Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 1:03am
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Just buy black food coloring. If you are going to tint fondant black, I suggest you get ready made black or start with chocolate fondant.

tonedna Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 1:31am
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I have to say rylan, not to disrespect icon_redface.gif . Make sure first you want chocolate taste on your cake before doing the fondant with a chocolate base. My clients wouldnt go for that. So I have to do my fondant or buy it premade black.

Rylan Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:39am
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Oh yes Edna, I understand icon_biggrin.gif . She has a point. Make sure your clients approve for it. That doesn't really apply to me because I only make my cakes as gifts and I get to choose the flavors.

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