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Black icing is easy to make and a fun decorating twist for your cakes and cupcakes!
When I was growing up, if you wanted black icing on your cake you had to make your own. It usually turned into an experiment gone wrong, leaving me with a greenish-purple mess that kinda sorta (but not really) looked black. So I am more than happy that nowadays food dye makers make black food coloring that actually looks BLACK….awesomesauce!
The easiest way to make black icing is to start with a chocolate frosting base, as you are already starting dark. I, however, had kiddos that voted for vanilla frosting, which can work, it just takes a lot more food coloring. So if you are a fan of less food coloring, convince your people to start with chocolate. If you only have vanilla frosting in the house you can add 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder to it before adding the food coloring.
Add decoration of your choice such as sprinkles, candy corn, or ghost shaped marshmallows for a Halloween treat! Perfect for "over the hill" birthday parties as well!