How In The World Do You All Get Those Dark Colors?!

Decorating By ExcitedNewbie Updated 31 May 2009 , 12:52am by jillangel

ExcitedNewbie Posted 30 May 2009 , 7:38pm
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I have been trying to tint my royal icing black, brown and red but they are turning out more of a gray, tan and pink!!! Does it take an entire container of food coloring paste to get it right?

Thank you for any help that you can be on this matter!

~ Kim

5 replies
TexasSugar Posted 30 May 2009 , 7:43pm
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It takes quite a bit. Keep adding!

dorie67 Posted 30 May 2009 , 7:56pm
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I know what you mean about the colors, try small amounts. icon_wink.gif

dorie67 Posted 30 May 2009 , 7:58pm
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I know what you mean about the colors, try small amounts. icon_wink.gif

lauralee422 Posted 31 May 2009 , 12:15am
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I don't know about royal, but for buttercream when I need black I just use cocoa powder to make chocolate buttercream frosting- then I don't need to add much black food coloring bc the color is already deep brown.

jillangel Posted 31 May 2009 , 12:52am
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I use Americolor colors and surprisingly need only a little to get deep dark colors. Never a whole bottle.

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