I am wanting to use black icing to pipe a design onto a cake and I need to know the best way to make black icing. I heard that mixing black dye into plain buttercream makes grey. So please let me know!
In the Wilton classes our teacher told us to mix a tube of the black Wilton icing in with our buttercream and then add black food color to get black icing that isn't bitter tasting.
How about starting with a dark chocolate buttercream, then you can add less black color to get the black icing.
As oekleygirl77 said the wilton ready to use icings are a good choice too, specially if you want to pipe just borders or a small design. You can use them directly from the tube.
Americolor Super black - works perfectly. It is easier if you start with chocolate icing, but not necessary.
Thanks for the help! It is greatly appreciated.
I also use the Americolor black and usually start with a chocolate icing. I let it sit for a bit (sometimes overnight) because the black tends to deepen over time.
Americolor super black - very concentrated stuff!
Another vote for the Americolor black gel - it's a million times better than any other black gel coloring I've used.