Black Royal Icing

Decorating By joyfullysweet Updated 15 Dec 2009 , 6:12pm by QueenJessica

joyfullysweet Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 2:23pm
post #1 of 7

Does anyone have any advice on how to make black royal icing? I only need a small batch, but I want to make sure that it still sets. Thanks in advance!

6 replies
sewsweet2 Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 2:24pm
post #2 of 7

When I need black or red RI, I use my airbrush color in place of the water in my recipe that uses dried meringue powder. HTH

cakenutz Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 2:39pm
post #3 of 7

I color RI all the time with no problem Just add black till it is dark enough remember after it sits awhile it gets even darker, HTH

HarleyDee Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 4:48pm
post #4 of 7

When I make black, I add cocoa powder to it first to get it dark, then add in my black color. Works great and I don't have to use a ton of black.

joyfullysweet Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 5:23pm
post #5 of 7

Is putting cocoa powder in royal icing ok? Unsweetened, right?

HarleyDee Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 5:27pm
post #6 of 7

It's always worked for me. I do use unsweetened, and I don't think it really changes the taste that much. Plus, I never use TONS of black royal icing on anything..

QueenJessica Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 6:12pm
post #7 of 7

I'VE MADE BLACK ROYAL ICING. I USED SOME BLACK, AND SOME BROWN. IT GOT VERY CLOSE TO BLACK, AND IT DRIED EVEN DARKER. IF YOU LOOK AT MY SNOOPY CHRISTMAS CAKE, THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT CORD IS MADE THIS WAY.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%