How To Get A True Black Royal Icing

Decorating By cowboy61s_girl Updated 18 Oct 2013 , 2:06am by cowboy61s_girl

cowboy61s_girl Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 11:44pm
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I have tried to get a black royal icing and the best I get is a deep charcoal gray can anyone help with this I know others do it.  Any help is appreciated. Thanks 

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rebecca67e Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 12:08am
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mix a bunch of other colours first, it's easier to get black from a dark bluey/redy/green/brown mix than from white

Cakepro Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 12:21am
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I just use Americolor Super Black and get a true black with no problem.  You've got to let the color develop for a little while.  It will develop from a deep charcoal to black if you've used enough color.  If you try to get jet black immediately, you'll use way too much color.

cowboy61s_girl Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 12:31am
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I let it set over night and it was still charcoal should I just add more black and wait?

Cakepro Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 12:34am
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Yes, if it's sat overnight and is still not black, add more color.  :)

cowboy61s_girl Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 12:38am
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Thanks so much 

johnbailey64 Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 1:35pm
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My blacks  and greys sometimes look a little purple, I add a touch of yellow to balance the blue tones and make it black or grey.

cowboy61s_girl Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 2:06am
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Thank you

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