“I just purchased some chocolate and am not sure if I have to temper it. I want something that is quick and easy to melt down. What do I use?”
“After several years of trying, I still have a bloom on my hand dipped chocolates… HELP!”
We have customers ask us all the time how they can get their frosting really black.
We thought these suggestions might help you:
- Start with chocolate frosting. It’s already dark so you won’t need to use as much food coloring if you started with a white frosting.
- Use a gel instead of liquid food coloring. We carry Super Black Gel Paste.
Need more help? Here’s a few questions that people ask about black frosting:
Will black frosting stain my bowl?
If you are using a plastic bowl, then there is a chance that the black coloring will stain. However, food coloring will not stain glass or stainless.
I get a bitter taste when I put a lot of food coloring in the frosting. How do I make it taste better?
If you start with a chocolate base, then you shouldn’t have a problem with this. If you do, add a little more cocoa. You could also flavor your frosting with oils.
Why does my black frosting have a green or purple tint?
Depending upon the brand of coloring you use, you could run into a problem with the tint of your black frosting. If your frosting looks a little green, add red coloring, one drop at a time until it’s black. If it holds a more purple look, add green coloring, one drop at a time.
We hope these suggestions help! And remember you can always make your life easier with our ready-to-use Black Vanilla Buttercream.
Our most frequently asked question is: Where is Gygi located?
If you can believe it, this is the number one question that we are asked. It’s usually followed with: How do I get there? While we are more than happy to help you via the phone, we thought we’d add this friendly map with a few directions for some extra assistance:
We are located at 3500 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84115