How Can I Get Real Black Buttercream Icing??

Decorating By gsturiale1 Updated 6 Aug 2011 , 2:58am by LogansMommie

gsturiale1 Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:44am
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As well as red I cannot for the life of me get black icing!! Please help. One time I used almost my entire black color and still I only got gray. What am I doing wrong?

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Rainbow Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:51am
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Use Americolor red and black. Works great!


ReneeFLL Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:55am
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Try adding some cocoa powder or black candy melts. The darker the better on the cocoa powder.

LogansMommie Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 2:58am
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Like Renee mentioned - I make my black by first making my chocolate buttercream. I also use americolor black coloring and you use way less and I've always gotten a true black. It also helps if you can let the color sit for a bit as it does darken. HTH!

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