Ok, so this is my second attempt at this hand piped lace.
You can see a slight improvement in my piping, but that's it. still not there.
This time I used butter cream for the piping, and as you can see I still couldn't get it to be black, although I used almost an entire black gel color from Wilton on just two spoons of butter cream. I really need to buy the black piping gel. I can't seem to be able to get it black on my own.