How Do I Get A Lime Green Icing Color?

Decorating By mommy2rylee Updated 31 Mar 2009 , 9:28pm by dandelion56602

mommy2rylee Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:24pm
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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!

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KathysCC Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:31pm
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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.

aggiechef Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:46pm
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Try the Americolor Electric Green. It'll allow you to make a subtle or a very bright lime green color.

aimers Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:49pm
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I agree with Aggiechef, I always use the Electric green for something like that.

prterrell Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:52pm
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Either use the Americolor Electric Green or Leaf Green + Lemon Yellow.

djs328 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:54pm
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Ditto...have used Americolor Electric Green and it does the trick!

Cakeonista Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:54pm
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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.

mommy2rylee Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:57pm
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Thanks everyone for the tips!
One more quick question, should I start with the yellow and add the green or vice versa?

bakery_chick Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:09pm
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I usually start with yellow and add green.
Helps keep it limey without going to kelly

jolly Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:24pm
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i used the beetycrocker on a cake the other day and it is lime green i got it my supermarket, peace

dandelion56602 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 9:28pm
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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.

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