Black Buttercream For Piping Scrolls

Baking By mystsparkle Updated 4 Nov 2012 , 2:26am by mystsparkle

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mystsparkle Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 5:42pm
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Hi everyone!  i will be piping scrolls for the first needs to be black buttercream and this will be piped onto a crusting WHITE buttercream... a few questions if you can help:


1. Is there a better recipe to use that i can make chocolate easily into black without teeth turning black when eaten?  Does the piped scroll work need to crust also so it doesnt bleed onto the white??


2. Is there somewhere i can just buy premade crusting BLACk buttercream??


3....ok i think thats it!  haha  thanks everyone!!

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icer101 Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 6:36pm
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some people are alergic to chocolate. I would make dk. br. b/c and the add some black paste(americolor) . Google premade black b/c and you will see a great blog on  Wiltlon site. hth



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tabathaba Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 12:12pm
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I'm not sure about buying premade buttercream, I always make mine. But I do use chocolate and then dye it black. It's so much easier than starting with white frosting. I've never had any trouble with bleeding, just make sure you don't thin the black frosting out too thin before you pipe it. HTH!

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trebakes Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 12:27pm
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I keep a supply of the wilton colored icing tubes for small piping jobs. HTH

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kakeladi Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 10:43pm
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Yes, as trebakes said, get a tube of Wilton colored icing.  The color is soooooo saturated you can easily remove all the icing from the tube and add at least an equal amount (probably more) and still have a good color.  I usually use ti for red or black.  If the taste is that bad add a bit of vanilla. 

To remove the icing out of the tube, cut off the bottom of the tube and scrape it out; mix with your icing and proceed as you would using any piping bag.

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mystsparkle Posted 4 Nov 2012 , 2:26am
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thank you all!  it will be a 3 tier cake...all scroll on it.  If i use wilton's i just using that, or am i mixing that in w/ my buttercream to get the color?  just want to be sure.

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