Black Coloring - What Brand?

Decorating By Peanut1027 Updated 28 May 2010 , 7:40pm by Peanut1027

Peanut1027 Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:41pm
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Hi All
I have been trying to get a jet black color and adding all that gel paste makes the buttercream taste nasty. icon_cry.gif What do you all use to get the color without destroying the taste? Thank you for any help you can give me. Jenn

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Malakin Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:48pm
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I use Americolor. I haven't noticed that the black tastes any difference.

leily Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:48pm
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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.

sheilabelle Posted 28 May 2010 , 4:43pm
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Americolor gels all the way. Super for painting also.

tiggy2 Posted 28 May 2010 , 4:51pm
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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.

Peanut1027 Posted 28 May 2010 , 7:40pm
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Thank you for the information I will try what was suggested.

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