I can not get purple icing. I have tried Wilton purple & AmeriColor Regal Purple and both of them come out blue! What am I doing wrong ????
I was always told you need to have milk in your recipe to achieve purple (violet) when using Wilton. That said however I use Americolor Regal Purple with no milk and get a very true purple. Maybe yours needs to sit a bit and develop a deeper color. HTH
I had the same issue when I made Lemon Raspberry Buttercream. No matter how much of the coloring I put in, it was blue!!! I think it was because I didn't put meringue powder in my icing. I just made purple last night in a batch that I had meringue powder in.
Oh, and I don't use milk in my buttercream, only water.
Never thought of that but my icing always has meringue powder so maybe that is why I get purple.
When I posted about it when it happened to me, there were many theories, like the lemon extract 'bleached' it out, the Crisco had no trans-fat, milk, etc.
I should have 'experimented' with my leftovers by adding meringue powder and/or milk to see what worked and what didn't.
Try adding some pink. Might help!
I made another batch of icing & used meringue powder & also changed my vanilla flavoring to clear. I got a beautiful shade of purple. I do not know which of the two variables made the difference, but one (or both) of them did !! I thank those of you that answered with suggestions. CC is great!