How Do I Make Black Royal Icing?

Baking By Spectra Updated 4 Jul 2010 , 10:10pm by sewsweet2

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Spectra Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 12:07am
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Hi, I use Antonia74's RI and was wondering how to make black, or is the only way to add black colouring? Cocoa powder? Not sure, so any help would be greatly appreciated! icon_smile.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 12:51am
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I just add a few drops of Americolor Super Black..That's all you need!

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leily Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 12:43pm
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I just add a few drops of Americolor Super Black..That's all you need!




same here

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TracyLH Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 12:59pm
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I use a hint passed on to me by SweetDreamsAT. Mix cocoa powder into your RI until it is medium brownish and then add black. I use Americolor Super Black. I add a bit less than I actually need and let it sit a day or two for the color to deepen and get richer. You use less black this way and the RI had a nice cocoa flavor.

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cakemom42 Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 1:27pm
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You can also paint it black after it's dry..

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bonniebakes Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 1:40pm
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Originally Posted by TracyLH

I use a hint passed on to me by SweetDreamsAT. Mix cocoa powder into your RI until it is medium brownish and then add black. I use Americolor Super Black. I add a bit less than I actually need and let it sit a day or two for the color to deepen and get richer. You use less black this way and the RI had a nice cocoa flavor.




I do the same thing, but I mix the cocoa powder with a bit of water to make a "slurry" before I mix it with the royal. that way it thins the RI down a bit (which I usually need to do anyway), it doesn't have any cocoa powder lumps, and it tastes great.

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sheena Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 1:48pm
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I use black extra by Sugarflair... works great!

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tesso Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 2:13pm
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I just add a few drops of Americolor Super Black..That's all you need!




oh yeah. and then top it off with the airbrush if needed.

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Spectra Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 6:40pm
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Great! Thanks so much everyone!!

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LisaPeps Posted 4 Jul 2010 , 1:14pm
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Either of a few methods:

Make your royal icing this way:

1 lb powdered sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
7 tablespoons warm water
3 tablespoons powdered egg whites (meringue powder)

Mix powdered sugar, cocoa and egg whites.
Add water slowly until the icing is the consistency of thick frosting for outlining and thin with more water to fill.

and then add black colouring to get true black or..

For red start with fuschia pink, black start with brown.

The trick I use to make any black frosting RI or BC I take all left over frostings after each cake just make sure you keep the BC with the BC and the RI with the RI. Put in a container with a tight sealing lid. Just keep adding to it each time you have left over colored frostings. The color will be the ugliest color you have ever seen. When you have quite a bit of this ugly color, add a little black coloring to it. This can be done with either RI or BC.

Or just use alot of the colourings but that can make it taste horrible.

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sewsweet2 Posted 4 Jul 2010 , 10:10pm
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When I need alot of red or black RI, I substitute airbrush color for the water (I use meringue powder). It works great.

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