Black Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Ever wonder how to do this without adding loads of grainy black cocoa powder? We'll make our own black Swiss meringue buttercream, and in the video below, I'll explain the science and meaning behind every step.

You'll need the Vanilla Swiss meringue recipe below, or you can use my cakeculator to create as much of this Swiss meringue buttercream you need for your cake.

You'll also need some high quality gel food coloring, such as Americolor, which I buy from Amazon here.

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Step-by-Step

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