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Black Buttercream for piping scrolls

post #1 of 5
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Hi everyone!  i will be piping scrolls for the first time..it 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!!

post #2 of 5

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!

post #3 of 5

I keep a supply of the wilton colored icing tubes for small piping jobs. HTH

post #4 of 5

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.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

thank you all!  it will be a 3 tier cake...all scroll on it.  If i use wilton's icing....am 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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