How Do I Make Black Buttercream

Decorating By kez71 Updated 4 Mar 2012 , 6:35pm by blissfulbaker

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kez71 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:30pm
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please can somebody help ,i need to make black buttercream

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solascakes Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:46pm
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Make dark chocolate buttercream and add black food coloring.If you start with chocolate,you wouldn't need so much black,but if you don't then you'll need a lot and the taste of your buttercream will change due to lots of black gel coloring. Good luck.

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Dani1081 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:51pm
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Americolor makes "super black". Get it - it doesn't take alot to get a good black color and won't change the flavor of the buttercream. Their "super red" however - not the same story. It tastes funky.

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fabray13 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:53pm
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black buttercream will stain teeth! I have made it once with lots of gel coloring. It looked cool but everyone had black teeth! If you are able, use black fondant or airbrush the fondant black.

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MsGF Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 5:59pm
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I do it like solascakes. I start with very dark chocolate buttercream, then add Americolor Super Black and it only takes a little to get a good deep black. And it tastes like chocolate.

I actually keep the leftovers in a small container in the freezer. That way when I need just a little black for eyes or whatever I don't have to make it every time. And because I don't always have dark chocolate buttercream on hand.

Good Luck!

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blissfulbaker Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 6:35pm
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You could try spraying it black with Wilton food color spray.

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