How Do I Make Black Buttercream

Decorating By kez71 Updated 4 Mar 2012 , 6:35pm by blissfulbaker

kez71 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:30pm
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please can somebody help ,i need to make black buttercream

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solascakes Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:46pm
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Make dark chocolate buttercream and add black food coloring.If you start with chocolate,you wouldn't need so much black,but if you don't then you'll need a lot and the taste of your buttercream will change due to lots of black gel coloring. Good luck.

Dani1081 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:51pm
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Americolor makes "super black". Get it - it doesn't take alot to get a good black color and won't change the flavor of the buttercream. Their "super red" however - not the same story. It tastes funky.

fabray13 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:53pm
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black buttercream will stain teeth! I have made it once with lots of gel coloring. It looked cool but everyone had black teeth! If you are able, use black fondant or airbrush the fondant black.

MsGF Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:59pm
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I do it like solascakes. I start with very dark chocolate buttercream, then add Americolor Super Black and it only takes a little to get a good deep black. And it tastes like chocolate.

I actually keep the leftovers in a small container in the freezer. That way when I need just a little black for eyes or whatever I don't have to make it every time. And because I don't always have dark chocolate buttercream on hand.

Good Luck!

blissfulbaker Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 6:35pm
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You could try spraying it black with Wilton food color spray.

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