Coloring Royal Icing Dark Colors?

Baking By beachandsweets Updated 11 Mar 2014 , 12:58pm by Rfisher

beachandsweets Posted 10 Mar 2014 , 5:18pm
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Whenever I made black or dark red royal icing it stains teeth and starts to taste a little icky. Is there any other way of doing this? Someone told me to add corn syrup, and I've also heard that cocoa powder helps the black.

Thanks!

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morganchampagne Posted 10 Mar 2014 , 5:35pm
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AFor black, add cocoa powder to get it really dark, wont need alot of black.

I use powdered food coloring for red.

beachandsweets Posted 10 Mar 2014 , 6:08pm
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Does that stain teeth less?

morganchampagne Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 12:40am
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AIm not sure...I've never used royal icing on a cake in large amounts. Never enough to stain teeth

Rfisher Posted 11 Mar 2014 , 12:58pm
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AHeh heh. Didn't cake wrecks have an awesome picture of said stained teeth a while back?

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