How to Make Black Icing / Black Buttercream Recipe for Cake Decorating: Tutorial from Jenn Johns

How to Make Black Icing / Black Buttercream Recipe for Cake Decorating: Tutorial from Jenn Johns

100 thoughts on “How to Make Black Icing / Black Buttercream Recipe for Cake Decorating: Tutorial from Jenn Johns

  1. Congrats to gaining 2 million subscribers from your first channel! Your dedication and passion for creating is serving you well as one of the most inspirational bakers on YouTube! I began following you via Instagram, and stumbled upon your YouTube channel scrambling for buttercream recipes! I'm so confident in your channel and wish you the best in this future endeavor to inspire more! As a home baker who has watched grandma work so beautifully in the kitchen, you have my love and support with the art you share as well! โค Thanks for this awesome giveaway opportunity, Jenn!

  2. Congratulations on your new channel! I'm enjoying your new videos and love how you explain everything you are doing! Can't wait to see more!

  3. Can you do tips! because I'm trying to make easy cupcakes but I don't really know how so can you please make a baking tip video?

  4. Thank you for the black and red buttercream videos. It makes complete sense that u add a base colour before the red or black. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. I love this channel now cause it's more of the technical side of things. Perfect for learning new tips and tricks!!

  6. you are my favourite
    my favourite cake from yours recipe is rainbow cake I remember when I was small I watch it

  7. Thanks so much Jen! I needed a cake that was covered in black but I really didn't want to use fondant and some other recipes required activated charcoal powder

  8. Hey Jenn when are you going to make your own merch like shirts spatulas sweat shirts etc. if you do i would probably buy everything

  9. Wow! I started my cupcake company in 2013 and never thought to use cocoa powder for a black icing! Thank you! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

  10. You make everything look so easy! Since subscribing to you fb page and channels I've gotten more comfortable in my own baking, learning so much!!!

  11. this was pretty handy. unfortunately I don't know where to get gel paste where I'm from. would it still work with just regular food colouring or would it not have such a deep colour?

  12. Say you did use too much of the black gel paste and it changed the flavor. Could you fix it after the fact?

  13. I love both of your channels! can you do a tutorial on doing cakes using the 3d cake molds such as the wilton 3d teddy bear cake?

  14. Can you let the frosting in the fridge instead of warm temperature? I live in a hot country and letting it sit without using the fridge may soften it. Great tutorial by the way. Love it!

  15. I have a customer who wants black colored butter cream frosting without changing the taste, so I tried it your second way. my frosting didn't get black at all, it just kept turning a deeper gray. not sure what I am doing wrong. I used the Americolor brown coloring and I used wilton black gel paste..can you help me figure something out?

  16. Hi im so thank you for your best recipes.plz tell me how and where should i keep my extra butter cram for later use? Sory english is my seccond language

  17. why can't you just
    put the black food colouring
    with the white butter cream icing
    instead of putting coco powder to make it
    chocolate so the whole don't like chocolate just have the taste
    of vanilla icing

  18. How do you make a deep grey colored buttercream!? I have a 10 year reunion that I'm making cupcakes for and the colors are red and grey but I'm stumped on grey buttercream! PLEASE HELP!

  19. I have a question. You said that it's best to let the buttercream sit once it's been colored so that the pigment can really settle and the color comes out more. Where do I let it sit? On top of the counter or in the fridge?

  20. Sangat membantu kali inang ini…padahal kutengok dia sering jualan cendol di simpang rumah pak burhan ..sok ko yah mentang mentang jd artis

  21. I followed the first recipe and I added 3 pots!!!! of gel color and my buttercream is still not black. I'm gonna cry :'(

  22. Love the suggestion!
    When you're letting the icing sit to saturate, do you leave it out at room temperature or put it in the fridge?

  23. Sooooo if I want to make it lemon flavor but black. I just have to substitute the vanilla for lemon right? Or just make my lemon butter cream as usual and tint it black using the brown/black gel color method?

  24. What if your customer is allergic or has an aversion to chocolate? I would definitely check with them first before proceeding with the cocoa powder.

  25. "chocolate hater" Bhaaaaaahahahahaha!!!!! I'm sure I'm the only one that caught that. Lmbo!!! The fact you said it with a straight face made it ten times funnier. Lol. I really enjoyed your video in either case. My later father would have absolutely loved this because black was his favor color. If it was like a two toned with like a silver color, he would have loved it even more. Ooooou!!!! This may be really good for an Oreo icing or even a cookie 'n cream ice cream cake. Uh oh; you've gotten me started now & I'm a major rookie but when I figure it out, it's on! lol

  26. hi Jane thanks for your tutorial they have been so helpful o me ,I need help my butter cream they never dry some times take too long to dry what mistake I make? and is it OK to put butter cream in a fridge and use them later

  27. Black cocoa powder or Ultra Dutch processed cocoa powder means you need very little gel colour. And as you said, let it rest and the colour continues to deepen. For dark colours, I make them the day before, pop them in the fridge overnight, bring them to room temperature the following day, whip it up again and voila, super dark icing.

  28. Where to find your recipe Jennifer? I need super neednit on Thursday because I live in humid country,thanks

  29. I live in sweden and I can not for the life of me find black food coloring not even liquid black food coloring I really need black icing for my husband birthday cake is there ANY other way to get black icing WITHOUT black coloring ?

    thank you in advacne

  30. Hi. I want to know is there a limit to using gel food colours? Is it harmful or poisonous if used around 15gms? Thanks.

  31. You r great…..๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

  32. I did not get mine black at all. I got the deep brown but it turned dark army green even after sitting. No where close to the wilton black decorating icing.

  33. hey i am having an issue with the dye staining peoepls face when they eat cookies with dark colors dyed with jel or paste. what can i do?

  34. Wait what do you mean itโ€™s no so nice the next day ?????? Can somebody tell me please what she is talking about

  35. Does this work with Royal icing too, can i add brown first then black ?, to royal icing for cookies. ??

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