Making Black Royal Icing

Decorating By Peanut1027 Updated 8 Jan 2010 , 4:40pm by Peanut1027

Peanut1027 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 3:53pm
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Hi...I have a quick question, I need to make black royal icing; besides adding alot of black gel paste. icon_wink.gif Can you add cocoa powder to make the icing darker without ruining the icing? (I still need it to harden) Thank you

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ddaigle Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 4:07pm
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If you have Americolor, it just takes a drop. Very concentrated and leaves no bitter taste. Don't know about the cocoa powder.

luna321 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 4:10pm
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ALL DEPENDS HOW ARE YOU MAKING THE ROYAL ICING
DO YOU USE BUTTER OR SHORTENING?
I PUT LITTLE BY LITTLE AND LET IT SIT FOR A LITTLE BIT AND THE BLACK WILL COME UP...IT WILL GET DARK FIRST TURNS LITTLE GREY-ISH BUT AFTER YOU LET IT SIT FOR A BIT MIX AGAING ....IF YOU PUT COCOA IT GOING TO DRY IT AND IT WILL DRASTICALLY CHANGE THE TASTE...
I HAVE GOOD RESULTS

sheena Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 4:15pm
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Sugarflair's Extra Black is great too... it works just fine for me... and the royal icing hardens normally.

Peanut1027 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 4:40pm
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Thank you all for your help and information. I'll try adding a little black at a time and let it sit thumbs_up.gif

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