Americolor Black Gel Paste Food Coloring

Decorating By flawless1 Updated 8 May 2015 , 2:00am by Pastrybaglady

flawless1 Posted 7 May 2015 , 8:35pm
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Please help.

I am decorating a cake and need black icing. I added 5 drops of americolor black gel food coloring and the icing is turning gray not black. What am I doing wrong?



4 replies
Webake2gether Posted 7 May 2015 , 9:07pm
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Add more :) I use americolor food coloring gels and just made black fondant with it and I'm certain it took more than 5 drops to make black. Your starting with white so it will take a bit to make it dark. 

MKC Posted 7 May 2015 , 9:07pm
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It usually works great for black. I would add more.

MKC Posted 7 May 2015 , 9:08pm
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If you start with a chocolate base icing or fondant, you will need a lot less food coloring to reach a black color.

Pastrybaglady Posted 8 May 2015 , 2:00am
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Give it some time as well.  It will darken as it sets, but yeah more than 5 drops!  Try a squirt and then give it some time.

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