Black Buttercream?

Baking By AMOVERBY Updated 13 Jun 2010 , 9:31pm by saapena

AMOVERBY Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 5:45pm
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How do I get a black buttercream that is truely black? I've tried mixing a black gel (wilton) into my buttercream but it seems to breakdown the buttercream with the amount of color I used to get the black that I want. It also affected the taste of the buttercream. I need help, any tips?

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 5:52pm
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Start with chocolate bc. You use less black gel and it still tastes like chocolate!

doramoreno62 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 5:55pm
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Yes, start with chocolate buttercream and add black color to it. You will be surprised at how little color you will need to make a true black. Good Luck!

amysue99 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 5:56pm
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I second that! Chocolate icing + black gel = yummy black icing.

JGMB Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 5:58pm
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If they can't eat chocolate for some reason, or if the chocolate flavor doesn't go with the cake flavor, it is possible to start with regular BC.

Americolor makes a Superblack that works great!

saapena Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 9:31pm
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I have had the best luck starting with chocolate frosting as others have mentioned.

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