The recipe calls for black sesame paste. In my first attempt, I did not have sesame paste, so I toasted black sesame seeds and ground them. The result passed taste test but did not look black... boy, was I disappointed.
Remaining hopeful that there is black underneath the brown.
Actually... I was not too hopeful.. even the brown is too light.. no mood to frost it.
Every trace of hope dashed.
Did I buy the wrong paste?
Any kind souls who have managed to obtain the same colour as Keiko's, pleeeease share the secret.