Black Buttercream

Decorating By lecrn Updated 29 Apr 2009 , 5:00pm by lecrn

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lecrn Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:24pm
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I have a request for a cake with black buttercream. It's for a 6th b-day party. I tried to talk her into black fondant, but she wouldn't budge. I told her she would have a lot of kids with black mouths & stained clothes to no avail.
I was wondering if I could just make a dark choc bc & add black color? Also, does anyone have a good dark choc bc recipe that smoothes well & crusts? My recipe calls for cocoa, but when I smooth it with a hot spatula, the color isn't very uniform.

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BJ Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:31pm
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That's exactly how I make black BC but I just add a high quality cocoa to the BC recipe I normally use. I haven't gotten any color changes - not sure if it's the cocoa I use or what but it sure beats everyone walking around with black teeth and smiles...... icon_eek.gif hahaha

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aggiechef Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:45pm
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ditto what BJ said....

I've added melted chocolate to my regular buttercream, along with cocoa powder and that gives the icng a nice chocolatey taste. thumbs_up.gif After that I add a little black color and let it sit to deepen.

Be sure to post pics of the cake. I'm curious to know what kind of a cake was done (in black) for a 6th birthday party. My black icing was for a 40th birthday coffin cake. icon_lol.gif

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malishka Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:49pm
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I use a Hersheys Special Dark Chocolate coco powder. If you don't use that particular one, your BC will not get as dark. I went thru soooooo much trouble before I got this tip from my cake teacher.

Then you can add the black food coloring.

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lecrn Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 5:00pm
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Thank you all. I'll try the Hershey's Dark Choc.
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