|This cake was refrigerated overnight.|
Note that the black frosting
didn't bleed into the peach or yellow.
This is Americolor Super Black
gel food coloring.
I can achieve a dark black color, but it didn't taste edible. Bitter and yucky is what it taste like.
How do you achieve a dark black that is edible? Is that top secret information? I found myself thinking so. However, it isn't top secret information.
I did have to search and read the results of several searches before finding the right search terms to gain the information I was looking for.
I am going to share the almost-top secret way of gaining an edible, dark black buttercream frosting.
- Start with 2 cups of chocolate frosting. Don't have chocolate frosting on hand? Add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to white frosting and blend well. Voila, chocolate frosting!
- Add about 2 American tablespoons or 30mL of Americolor Super Black gel food coloring. I am always happy with the color and taste of Americolor Super Black.
- Add the first tablespoon and blend well. Add the rest of the coloring 1 teaspoon at a time and blend well each time. Remember, you can always add more food coloring, but you can't take out too much!
- When the color is almost as dark as I want it, I wait 30 minutes for the color to deepen.
Now you know the secret to a super black frosting. Happy decorating!