Black Piping Icing

Decorating By emmaharris33 Updated 10 Sep 2009 , 7:46pm by peachy8149

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emmaharris33 Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 5:15pm
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Hi, could anyone tell me what I need to use to achieve a proper black colour to use for piping?I have tried a few times and all I can get is a horrid grey!
Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance. xx

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ebredhawk Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 6:17pm
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if you are using BC, i always have to let my black sit for a day so the color can deepen properly. i also only make black icing using a chocolate BC recipe since it will start a darker color, rather than trying to turn white icing black.

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poohsmomma Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 6:50pm
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Ditto. ^^^^

I start with chocolate BC, and add black to that.

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peachy8149 Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 7:46pm
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I use Americolor's Pure Black....I used it in white buttercream and let it sit for half an hour and got a deep black color...and I didnt have to use a lot either! They sell it at icon_smile.gif

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