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How do you make edible black icing? Answered

I am trying to make a childs birthday cake I need to put some back shadowing on the cake, most things I have tried taste yuk, I would like some help with nice tasting black icing.

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My mom always had me use charcoal (They were in pill form, I believe. Some health thing.) You can get the frosting pretty black, and I don't believe it has any taste to it, but it's been years since I've tried it.

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jeff-o

7 years ago

Melt some 85% cocoa chocolate bars, they're nearly black.

instead of icing you could use fondant or modeling chocolate but if icing is needed then food coloring should work or use piping gel

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Burf

7 years ago

Add black gel food coloring to chocolate icing.

Or settle for dark-brown shadows, again via food coloring if you don't like chocolate.