Coloring Buttercream Icing...

Decorating By cberget504 Updated 6 Aug 2009 , 4:48am by CakeandDazzle

cberget504 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 6:42pm
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what is the best type of food coloring to color buttercream icing? in the past i have had issues with my buttercream seperating once i added the coloring. What am i doing wrong?

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caked4life Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 8:44pm
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Hi:
I use Wilton colors. I put a small amount (a little goes a long way) on a toothpick and stir. I haven't had an issue yet.

Shelly4481 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 3:57am
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I really like the Americolor brand, they come in a little squirt bottle and it doesn't take as much coloring to get it. I order mine on line.

xstitcher Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 4:08am
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applemint_jackie Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 4:15am
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hi..using oil-based or candy colour does help.

icer101 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 4:17am
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i like wilton and americolor. they are both great brands .. i like one as good as the other.. depends on what color i need to use of them.. hth

CakeandDazzle Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 4:48am
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what type of buttercream do you use??? I love the americolors and i learned a little tip about coloring too! take a small portion of what youd like to color and add the color and heat it up alittle bout 10 seconds... mix then mix back in the whole amount... works way better!!

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