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post #16 of 22
Good point Edna!! If they don't want chocolate buttercream and they want vanilla, you can't use cocoa powder!!
Those who CAN do teach, otherwise how would we teach it?

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Those who CAN do teach, otherwise how would we teach it?

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Kristin
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post #17 of 22
lol..I know that if I was a client asking for a black amaretto cake and all I taste is chocolate and not amaretto I would be a very unhappy client..I like my flavors to be true..
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post #18 of 22
start out with brown frosting,( I like powdered color, doesn't make your bc thin out) then add black, wait awhile cause it will darken as everyone mentioned, add more black if you need it darker. If I am in a hurry I make brown or gray frosting then spray paint it black (edible paint of course!).
post #19 of 22
Very, very few people want an all black. Yes! indeed it will make their teeth/mouth ugly icon_sad.gif Those dark colors should be used very sparingly!
When you are finished decorating save all the **little**, tiny bits,& dabs of icing - like what you scrape out of the bag & the 'plug' of icing in the tip. Doesn't matter what color they are. Keep them in a jar in the fzr - adding to it each time you decorate.
When you need black, stir it up and add some black *super* coloring until you get a charcoal gray. You will be surprised how little it will take.
If at all possible make this at least the night before needing to use it - or early in the day so it has several hours to sit. The color will develop deeper over that time. Any unused can be returned to the fzr.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

Very, very few people want an all black. Yes! indeed it will make their teeth/mouth ugly icon_sad.gif Those dark colors should be used very sparingly!
When you are finished decorating save all the **little**, tiny bits,& dabs of icing - like what you scrape out of the bag & the 'plug' of icing in the tip. Doesn't matter what color they are. Keep them in a jar in the fzr - adding to it each time you decorate.
When you need black, stir it up and add some black *super* coloring until you get a charcoal gray. You will be surprised how little it will take.
If at all possible make this at least the night before needing to use it - or early in the day so it has several hours to sit. The color will develop deeper over that time. Any unused can be returned to the fzr.



This is what I do, except I keep mine in the fridge instead of freezer. I was surprised no one mentioned it before. It is one of the countless tips I have learned from this site.
post #21 of 22
To avoid using too much black what you can do is do the crumbcoat in white icing and then do a second coat in black. It saves color and black will give a great coverage over the white without having so much black buttercream on top of the cake.

Actually I do this technique in all of my cakes, saving lots of color. Not only that, it will help those people learning that when they see the white on the cake, it means that they are playing with the crumbcoat.. Is a good way to teach people how to do their icing.
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post #22 of 22
Is it possible to just air brush it black? I have always wondered if you could get a true black that way and I just got my new air brush so I'd be interested to hear.

I always make my black the day before and just color it to a fairly deep gray and just add a little more color the next day if needed.
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