Black Bc?

Decorating By Britterfly Updated 14 Sep 2011 , 8:31am by khadijah

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Britterfly Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 2:46am
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How do you get your black Buttercream jet black? Mine always turns out gray.

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Sorelle Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 2:53am
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You've got to use A LOT. I put in in with my water/milk and mix it in early, be sure to use a gel and not a useless liquid. Americolor is my fav.hth

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sabileos1 Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 3:07am
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i actually made some last night. i made it last night to give it time to sit. when i used it today it was a very nice black. i made chocolate buttercream and added black food coloring gel. it looked kind of silver ish but letting it sit over night it really helped.

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cookie_fun Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 3:39am
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Americolor! I swear I didn't believe it until I needed a black BC for a cake. Bought it at Hobby Lobby and couldn't believe the difference over Wilton. Also, it doesn't taste horrible like when you need to use all that Wilton black.

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Dani1081 Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 3:59am
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Americolor makes "Super Black" and it works really well. I buy that and the "Super Red" in big bottles at Hobby Lobby.

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khadijah Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 8:31am
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Start with chocolate frosting and add the gel food coloring before milk so it doesn't thin out too much.

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