Does Royal Icing Darken?

Decorating By Iheartcake Updated 2 May 2008 , 11:28pm by CakeDiva73

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Iheartcake Posted 2 May 2008 , 10:15pm
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I'm trying to make black royal icing and have used a big tube of the black Wilton gels and it's still a dark gray/purplish colour. Will it darken if I let it sit, like BC? Or should I keep adding more black?

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MnSnow Posted 2 May 2008 , 11:19pm
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I don't think royal darkens. It will help to add a little brown.

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CakeDiva73 Posted 2 May 2008 , 11:28pm
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All icing darkens over time. The only way I have ever achieved true black is to make it several days ahead and it will deepen - the same applies for red. I like to make the icing in advance whenever possible since the colors change.

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