I am needing to achieve a lime green icing color for a cake I am doing. I don't want a "knock your socks off" lime green, but a bit of a subtle lime green color. Any help would be appreciated-thanks!
I use Wilton lemon yellow and leaf green. Practice with a small amount of icing first to get the color you want. I think I use more yellow than green.
Try the Americolor Electric Green. It'll allow you to make a subtle or a very bright lime green color.
I agree with Aggiechef, I always use the Electric green for something like that.
Either use the Americolor Electric Green or Leaf Green + Lemon Yellow.
Ditto...have used Americolor Electric Green and it does the trick!
I you in a rush and can't get to Americolor fast enough I have used Betty Crocker neon food coloring. The colors are vibrant and it works great in a pinch. There is actually a lime green color in there. I buy it at my local supermarket.
Thanks everyone for the tips!
One more quick question, should I start with the yellow and add the green or vice versa?
I usually start with yellow and add green.
Helps keep it limey without going to kelly
i used the beetycrocker on a cake the other day and it is lime green i got it my supermarket, peace
Start w/ yellow then add green. To not have a potent green I like using golden yellow instead of lemon yellow. You can also add a little kelly or emerald green if the leaf green is still too much. But if you're wanting a pastel lime green, go a soft yellow & you'll need to add very little green. Remember it will darken as it sits out!
But invest in Americolor electric or Chef Master neon green when you get the chance.