Coloring Sugarshack's Buttercream

Decorating By summernoelle Updated 16 Oct 2008 , 7:34pm by mommakristin

summernoelle Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 5:31pm
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This week I am making my first attempt with Sugar Shack's buttercream. I need the frosting to be blue, but it is only a 2 tiered cake, so I hate to make the WHOLE batch blue and end up throwing away the rest. But I am also afraid of whipping air into the batch by only coloring half. How to you guys color your buttercream without wasting alot of it, or whipping air into it?

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summernoelle Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 7:21pm
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Please please please?

Arriva Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 7:25pm
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That is the only buttercream recipe I use. I don't color a whole batch though. I keep the white icing in the largest Tupperware bowl known to mankind, and then I just color the amount I need as needed.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 7:35pm
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i have the same issue.... I dont wanna whip air in either.. my only idea is to fill a bowl (a small one) and use a hand held mixer and keep the beaters covere.d.....

I have to make six colors this week so wish me luck!

I'll let you know how it goes.

summernoelle Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 7:38pm
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Thanks guys! It is for my son's b day this weekend, and I have been meaning to try using BC forever, so thought it was a perfect excuse to try something new. He doesn't like fondant, anyway. icon_smile.gif

mommakristin Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 12:47am
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I have colored the SS BC before and I just do what I need.
I just divide out what I need to color and go for it.

lorrieg Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 2:11am
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I asked Sharon about colouring her BC and she says she does a whole batch and freezes what she doesn't need.

sugarshack Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 3:00am
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just recently i had 3 tiers of crazy colors and mixed them by hand. it did incorporate air but it all came out with the viva very easily! YAY! ( see tinkerbell cake)

ATCakes Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 3:16am
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I have colored Sharon's BC twice and had no problem smoothing it. I just let it settle for a little bit before remixing and it came out great. See my Baby Flower Power and the Hannah Montana cakes in my gallery.

I am soooooo glad I bought your DVD. I can never go back to my old receipe!!! thumbs_up.gif

lorrieg Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 3:32am
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Now you tell me Sharon. icon_lol.gif

sugarshack Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 6:26am
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Originally Posted by lorrieg

Now you tell me Sharon. icon_lol.gif

tee hee hee

I JUST did this like 2 weeks ago for the first time!

sorry! icon_eek.gif

mommakristin Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 2:53pm
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Now my question is when you freeze it- how long do you let it sit out to thaw and what about the condensation that you get? Won't that dilute the color?

I am leary about freezing anything having to do with my cakes. I can't stand condensation. I live in North Texas and I hate to mess with our weather here!!!! I get three seasons at least each day.

so any help on gauging freezing icing is great! I have put icing in the fridge and then get mad at it when it has condensation!!!

becklynn Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 3:13pm
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I always freeze my leftover colored icing (*sugarshack's recipe!). I use ziploc freezer bags, pint size or quart, depending on how much icing you have leftover. I just stack them in the freezer until needed. I put them in the fridge the night before, then about an hour or so before I need them I let them sit out on the counter. Just snip the corner of the freezer bag and squeeze it right into your decorating bag! I've never had a problem with it.
Good luck!

mommakristin Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 7:34pm
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I had not thought of using ziploc baggies! That would work great. Thanks for the tip!

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