My Black Is Green

Decorating By cakedesigner59 Updated 10 Jan 2010 , 11:15pm by indydebi

cakedesigner59 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 4:53pm
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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?

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cheeseball Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 5:57pm
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That happened to me with some older black a new one and it was fine

indydebi Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 7:02pm
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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:

cakequeen50 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 7:58pm
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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.

cakedesigner59 Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 8:34pm
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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.

indydebi Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 11:15pm
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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! thumbs_up.gif )

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