Black Cake. Help!

Decorating By amyv123 Updated 6 May 2010 , 12:02pm by sandy1

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amyv123 Posted 6 May 2010 , 3:25am
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Hi all--
I have been asked to make a Star Wars cake that is ... well... black. I can't imagine it's black buttercream, because it's shiny almost, but I could be wrong. I'm attaching the pic...
Any insight, advice, tips?
Thanks so much in advance!

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leah_s Posted 6 May 2010 , 4:41am
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I'd use black fondant - premade, commercial fondant.

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dalis4joe Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:27am
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I agree with leah... buy it.... it's the best way to have true black.... then steam it... and it will be perfect.... good luck

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leily Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:29am
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looking at the picture it looks like buttercream to me, to many small "imperfections" to be fondant.

But I agree with the above, buy black Satin Ice fondant. If you insist on making it, then do NOT kneed in the color, add it to your liquid ingredients before adding in the powdered sugar, a lot less color, and a lot less kneeding.

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sandy1 Posted 6 May 2010 , 12:02pm
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If your customer doesn't want fondant ask her/him if it's ok to use chocolate buttercream. The chocolate helps with the taste! I use AmeriColor, Super Black color gel. Color the icing a dark gray and let it sit over night, it will darken to a nice black. I don't like using the Wilton black gel, it takes too much and it leaves a bitter taste. Hope this helps.

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