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.