Coloring Frosting Brown

Decorating By ali79756 Updated 23 Feb 2009 , 11:16pm by tiggy2

ali79756 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:18pm
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hello all!
i got a cake order for an mini wedding reception and the bride wants a brown and turquoise cake but i asked her if she wanted the frosting chocolate and she said no my buttercream frosting. so the only problem is every time i try to make a brown frosting it always comes out this nasty looking green brown lol. so how do i get a true brown color someone please help me the cake is due sunday.
thank u

8 replies
costumeczar Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 4:35pm
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Maybe use a ton of paste food color? I know what you mean about the green-brown, but if you use a ton of the paste it won't water the icing down and you should eventually get to a decent brown.

yelle66 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 4:39pm
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Make sure you are using a good food coloring, too. I am not a fan of Americolor, but I do use it sometimes b/c it is less messy. I like the Wilton brown much better, though.


tiggy2 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 4:41pm
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Use Chefmaster Liqua Gel colors. The colors are concentrated so it doesn't take near as much to get very deep, dark colors and there is no bitter taste to it. It also colors immediately so no need to wait overnight for the colors to intensify. Their red and black is awesome!

kbak37 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 4:44pm
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I use Americolor's chocolate brown on the "mud" in my avatar photo. It really did not take much and I am surprised how quickly it darkens. HTH

toodlesjupiter Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 4:45pm
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What type of color are you using? When I use Americolor Chocolate Brown it turns out nice.

Onome Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 5:18pm
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I do use Americolor brown and have never had a problem with it. However it takes me a few days to get a rich dark brown (chocolate color). I first start by coloring my buttercream brown on day one and putting it away, then I come back the next day and add a little more brown. I do this daily till the fifth day. By then the color is brown enough for me.

ali79756 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 6:50pm
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i have been using the wiltons brown. maybe i should try to use more of it?

tiggy2 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 11:16pm
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Check out this video from Edna using chefmaster

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