I used Americolor super black. Added it to royal, and got a true black. Added it to my buttercream, got a really gross looking dark tealish black. so fugly. Never had that happen before. Any suggestions what I did wrong?
That happened to me with some older black color...got a new one and it was fine
Here's a thread on why black turns green, including a link to the history on Red Dye #2 being removed from the market in the 70's: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-661436-black.html+red
you can mix in some purple to counter act the green.
Happens to me with piping gel, so I always add the purple. they are all mixtures of the colors from Debi, red and blue is purple/ blue and yellow is green.
Thanks, everyone. Debi, I'm sorry you had to link me to that. I did try to do a search on the topic, but I guess I'm search-challenged. I can never find anything when I try to do a search.
No prob! My 'library' isn't as extensive as JanH's, but I've saved a few thread links to questions that pop up pretty often (which just shows you that you're not the only one with a similar problem! )