Wilton Black Candy Melts, Not Real Dark Black?

Decorating By ranbel Updated 23 Jul 2013 , 2:05am by ranbel

ranbel Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 12:36am
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I tried adding black coloring to make the a dark black, but that didn't work - it hardened up and became crumbly..


Any suggestions or is the only alternative royal icing?

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leah_s Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 12:58am
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1.  To color chocolate you need either an oil-based color made for chocolate or powdered color.

2.  I haven't used W black chocolate, but I have used Klausen black and CK black and both are crazy black.

AndreasCakes Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 1:25am
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Wilton black candy melts are as black as it gets. I use them all the time. I'm not sure what the issue you're having is, but they're definitely black.

ranbel Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 2:05am
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I agree they are black.  So, I made a small batch of black royal icing and it is a lot darker black then the melts.  Was trying to cut corner here, but obviously not going to work for me.  I am doing stencil work on a cake and want that really deep black.


Thanks for your responses....

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