Hello! I made a batch of chocolate buttercream in hopes that I could color it black. I tried a small amount of it to see how much black coloring it would need. It took a lot more than I was expecting, and did a really good job at staining my entire mouth. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get black buttercream without this problem? I was hoping the chocolate buttercream would take care of it
Americolor makes "Super Black" which takes far less coloring to get a nice rich black, even when you start with white buttercream. It still turns your mouth black though. I haven't found a dark color that doesn't.
In my opinion, Americolor Black is the way to go. It does not change the flavor of the icing. As far as black teeth....I don't have a solution for that!
Also don't forget it's easier if you start with chocolate frosting. I know it's not always an option but it's something to think about.
I use super black too. But if the entire cake is black icing I airbrush it instead.
Do you have time to buy some at Sam's Club? I bought the red (and hope to buy black) for a cake and it works beautifully.
Hi everyone! Sorry it took me so long to reply. I appreciate all of your help. I actually was using the super black color but still had problems. Oh well, it was for family so I just made the cake brown instead of black