How Do You Make Black Icing?

How Do You Make Black Icing?

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How Do You Make Black Icing?

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Question:

How do you make black icing? I want to make “Smiley” cookies with gold icing and black “smiley” in honor of our favorite team.

—Pat

Answer:

To make black icing, simply mix black food coloring in to a white icing. Instead of picking up the food coloring at the grocery store, your best bet will be a more ‘professional grade’ food coloring found at craft or specialty baking stores (or online). They come in small containers that look like medicine jars and usually cost around $2.50-$5 an ounce.

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