How Do I Make Black Royal Icing

Baking By makeupdivaa Updated 14 May 2010 , 6:28am by CookieD-oh

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makeupdivaa Posted 13 May 2010 , 11:29pm
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im making mickey mouse shortbread cookies and dont know how to get the icing black. If i use the wilton black dye get it will turn out gray unless i use tons - hoping someone has the answer icon_smile.gif

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leily Posted 14 May 2010 , 1:21am
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royal icing takes color a lot better than buttercream does (there is just a lot of "fat" in buttercream that is harder to color). So it doesn't take as much black coloring. I have used wilton black or Americolor super black with no problems.

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Lita829 Posted 14 May 2010 , 1:29am
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I use wilton Black to get the icing dark...then I use Americolor Super black to get it black, black. I find that if I use all Americolor, the icing tends to have a bitter taste so I started using both and I don't get the bitter after taste anymore.

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CookieD-oh Posted 14 May 2010 , 6:28am
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I dye it brown first, Americolor chocolate brown, let it sit for a few minutes, then start adding Americolor super black. Always turns out black-black.

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