So I made 5 colors for cookies this afternoon. I mixed each color in it's own bowl. As I'm looking at all my dishes, I couldn't help but wonder if there is a better method.
How do you do it? Is there a way to keep the dirty dishes to a minimum?
Yes. I just did 20 balloon cookies last week. I understand that sometimes the design will be a barrier to doing this ....
I start with primary colors ... red, blue, yellow. All colors start with these 3 colors. Only 3 bowls.
Now I need orange. mix some of the red and yellow together. Not only am I NOT dirtying another bowl, but I'm using up the leftover yellow icing.
I need purple .... Mix some red and blue together. Used all the red up when you made orange? THen just add some red food coloring to the leftover blue icing.
I need green. Mix some of the yellow and blue together. Used up all the yellow icing? Add a drop of yellow to the blue icing.
I'm basically a lazy person, so I tend to find the shortest method possible that requires the least amount of clean up!
I did 20 balloons in 6 colors and only dirtied 3 bowls.
Oh thank you! I knew I could find another lazy person I've got more cookies to do tomorrow, so I will try your method!!
I was just logging on to ask this same question. I am in the first Wilton course and I am taking the course with my nephew so I am in charge of making the buttercream for both of us. I had to make thick, medium and thin consistency to practice in class. Then I had to make red, yellow, green and purple for the rainbow cake. Then I made brown and white frosting for the football cake my nephew is doing. My kitchen looks like a bomb went off.
I know there has to be an easier way!! I am definitely seeing why the professionals charge a lot for their cakes