I have been trying to get a jet black color and adding all that gel paste makes the buttercream taste nasty. What do you all use to get the color without destroying the taste? Thank you for any help you can give me. Jenn
I use Americolor. I haven't noticed that the black tastes any difference.
Some people start with chocolate icing. But i have customers who can not have chocolate (life and death situation)
I start by coloring my white icing brown, then i use black to finish coloring it. Also, making it 1-2 days in advance and letting it sit the color will darken.
I have seen others take all of their left over icing colors and mix them, then add the black coloring to it also.
Oh, i use Americolor gels. I find this works the best with the least amount of coloring used.
Americolor gels all the way. Super for painting also.
Chefmaster all the way! No starting with a different color, use very little and no waiting to intensify. You get instant red or black and no bad taste.
Thank you for the information I will try what was suggested.