I tried making it a good brown first with my wilton before using cake craft super-black, but it still looks purple!
Do I just keep adding gel? I'm worried the flavor will suck if I do since I've already put in so much?
Any help is appreciated. It's for a camo cake for my brother's party tonight.
Is this just an accent color or the main color on the cake? If you have time, i'd suggest buying a few cans of the wilton chocolate and mixing what you have made with that and then adding more black color. i cannot guarantee the black won't be bitter. Taste it before you add it to the chocolate and see if it already has a bitter taste. If so, it won't get better. Better yet, i'd cut my losses, buy a few tubes of Wilton black icing color and finish up. Worry with that homemade batch of frosting later. You will save yourself a lot of stress.
The rules of Primary Colors:
red + blue = purple
red + blue + yellow = black (mix the 3 primaries and you get black)
Since the colors we use are never "pure" colors, they tend to be heavy in one color or another. You see a number of threads in which the black icing looks green, indicating a shortage of red.
If it were me, I'd add a splotch of yellow to balance the purple. Adding what you already have will give you what you've already got.
Once again indydebi to the rescue!!!! Your full of great information!! Don't ever leave us ok?!!
Thank you sooooooo much. The yellow worked like a charm! It's kinda more gray than black, but I can live with that as long as it doesn't look purple anymore.
The party's in an hour and I'm working like crazy.
Again thank you.
By the way Indydebi, I am loving the way your buttercream pipes, I can't wait to see how it smooths out and crusts up. Mom will get to judge if I keep using it for taste, but I love it.