Help - Black Buttercream - Tastes Awful !

Baking By t4beatles Updated 22 Oct 2010 , 2:33pm by pag41989

t4beatles Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 2:29pm
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I did a quick Mrs. Frankenstein cake last night for work today and used some of the Black Wilton gel coloring to make her hair and it tastes awful!

I have to do a camoflage cake tonight and was going to use black as one of the colors but now I'm worried of the taste.

How can I get a good tasting black buttercream?
(I use the all crisco recipe)

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pag41989 Posted 22 Oct 2010 , 2:33pm
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When I make black buutercream I add cocoa and make a chocolate buttercream then add some black food coloring. Since the buttercream is brown you don't need as much black which causes the bitter taste. It tastes delicious. I used it on the top hat cake in my pictures.

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