Need Help With Gray Icing Please!!

Decorating By QueenDisney20 Updated 10 Sep 2010 , 3:56pm by Herekittykitty

QueenDisney20 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 1:31am
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Ok, I know this is ridiculous! I couldn't find anything on here and I don't have much time to look because I have this cake due in a day. I am not a big fan of covering cakes in fondant unless I have to so I am using buttercream. I am making a castle cake and put some buttercream icing with a little bit of black icing coloring in it to make gray. However, it came out like a bluish/lavendarish color!! I learned in my wilton class to leave black food coloring in icing for black icing over night to get a nice black. Could that be the case here? Basically, how do I get gray icing? Any help would be so greatly appreciated!!! Thank you oh so much!!!!! king.gif

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amysue99 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 1:40am
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That is strange. Try letting it sit and maybe that will help. If not, maybe add just a touch more?

dchockeyguy Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 3:57am
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Different blacks are made from a different base color. I find that Americolor's tends to be a little green. Was your buttercream white to start, or is it some shade of off-white (because it has real butter in it, for example)?

AnotherCreation Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 4:09am
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add more of the black coloring. It seems there is not enough to off set the white butter cream so the base colors are showing instead! Then breathe icon_smile.gif

TheBlonde Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 3:46pm
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I agree. More black with make it look gray icon_smile.gif Not too much though because it will be darker

Herekittykitty Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 3:56pm
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Give it some time. Wilton black takes a bit to settle in. If you can let it rest for a couple of hours then check again, adding a bit more if needed.

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