How Do I Prevent Black B/c From Bleeding

Decorating By HehHeh Updated 5 Jan 2011 , 9:05pm by HehHeh

HehHeh Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 4:35pm
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Is there any tip to prevent black b/c icing from bleeding pink/red onto my other color b/c? I have made seveal fbct that turn out great, but once I transfer them, after they have set on the cake for a little bit, they always bleed.

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candicemarie Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 4:37pm
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do you use wilton black? i heard they bleed more then others

-K8memphis Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 4:52pm
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Americolor colors hold better. Using an icing made from milk helps. I think it helps the pink from fading more than it helps black from bleeding. It's that propylene glycol that stabilizes moisture/water in products so you need that in the food color to help it stabilize & not bleed so much.

Crazboutcakes Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 4:57pm
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I also do FBCT and I find that if you freeze the outline first than fill, it seems to be the best way of it not bleeding, and if I place it back into freezer again at different intervals of filling it helps, not sure if this will work for you but seems to do the trick for me. I do a few in my photos. HTH

HehHeh Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 5:17pm
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Thanks for the response, I did buy a powder black coloring that I am going to try, I have been currently using the Wilton black

CakesByJen2 Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 6:02pm
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1. Do not use Wilton colors for dark colors. Use a super Black from Cake Craft, Americolors, et.

2. Start with chocolate bc so you don't have to add as much color.

3. A little meringue powder in the icing seems to help stablilize it, too.

HehHeh Posted 5 Jan 2011 , 9:05pm
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TY I will try that!

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