Royal Icing Help!!!

Decorating By phoufer Updated 18 Sep 2010 , 3:40am by phoufer

phoufer Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 2:21am
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I am trying to tint royal icing a dark brown(chocolate) to do scroll work on a wedding cake. I cannot get it dark brown. Can anyone help please. Should I be using something other than royal icing to pipe? TIA

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Goonergirl Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 2:35am
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I made black royal icing today for the first time and was VERY surprised at how much colour it took. I find that I have to add a lot of brown to make fondant turn dark too. My advice...just keep adding the colour. Good luck!

phoufer Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 2:36am
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Should I add melted chocolate to the royal icing? Help someone please icon_sad.gif

phoufer Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 2:37am
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Problem is I ran out of brown colouring.

gingerbreadtogo Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 3:03am
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I use Hershey's coco powder. I sift it and add to the already prepared royal icing until I reach the shade of brown I want.

phoufer Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 3:40am
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thank you for the help. I ended up melting some chocolate and adding it to the royal icing and it turned out a nice chocolate brown.

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