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?
Start with chocolate bc. You use less black gel and it still tastes like chocolate!
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!
I second that! Chocolate icing + black gel = yummy black icing.
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!
I have had the best luck starting with chocolate frosting as others have mentioned.