I Just Hate Black Buttercream.

Decorating By SammieB Updated 18 May 2011 , 9:14am by sweettreat101

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SammieB Posted 17 May 2011 , 10:06pm
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It doesn't matter if I start out with chocolate, white, whatever recipe, my black buttercream almost always looks grainy without a uniform color. It's really a pain in the you know what.

And of course my friend doesn't want fondant accents, all buttercream please! With purple, blue, pink, etc... so the purple tastes bitter even though I used Americolor and started with a pink and the black look tastes bitter too.

Grrr! FBCT FTL! Off to Hobby Lobby to give in and buy premade black...

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klangl Posted 17 May 2011 , 10:18pm
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Most of my black starts of with store bought chocolate icing, add americolor black, and my buttercream and it comes out perfect each time, if you need a really shiny black icing add a little bit of piping gel.. the chocolate takes the bitterness out, but not too overpowering chocolate tasting either..

the one thing I don't like is after you eat a lot of black icing it turns your mouth black, steer clear for kids parties!!!

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sweettreat101 Posted 18 May 2011 , 9:14am
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I use Toba Garrets chocolate butter cream recipe and add black. I've never had a problem with it being grainy.

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