When it comes to food coloring, there are several different types. The most common type is traditional liquid food coloring or liquid dye. It is inexpensive and is often made with synthetic dye in a water base. Typically, it is sold in small dropper bottles and can be found at grocery, craft, and superstores.
Most people avoid black frosting because it has so much food coloring in it to achieve such a dark color. However, if you start out with chocolate buttercream instead of vanilla, you won’t need to add nearly as much food coloring.
Dark purple is another beautiful color you can make with chocolate frosting. Start out by using a chocolate buttercream with less cocoa powder so it has lighter color. Then, add three drops of purple food coloring at a time until you reach your desired color, stirring after each addition.
MAKING DARK PURPLE FROSTING WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM
BEAUTIFUL AND DELICIOUS BUTTERCREAMS FOR DECORATINGChocolate frosting can be a great base for adding food coloring. It can create beautiful colors like black, red, burgundy, and dark purple. The great thing about starting with chocolate is that it requires less food coloring, so you don’t have to worry about affecting the taste.