Help! Black Icing

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jlynn21 Posted 16 May 2008 , 9:11pm
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I ran out of black colored icing and have only achieved a dark gray for my royal icing to cover cookies. In what combinationd can I create black using other colors? I have experimented and it is looking on the greenish side! any and all help is much appreciated! Thank you!1

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KHalstead Posted 16 May 2008 , 11:29pm
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what brand icing colors are you using??? I use americolor and have never had a problem..........have you tried letting it sit a bit??? Sometimes the colors take a little while to fully go as dark as they can.

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jlynn21 Posted 17 May 2008 , 10:46am
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I used the Wilton colors and had to just give up for time's sake. thanks for replying.

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wendysue Posted 17 May 2008 , 2:32pm
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I always start with chocolate frosting, then don't need to add as much black color to achieve black. I honestly hate making black frosting! lol It's not pretty what it does to peoples mouths and teeth! lol

By the way, are there brands that are more forgiving as far as transfering color to the mouths of guests? Always wondered about that.


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