Hi there. I'm brand new, so I hope this hasn't been asked a million times. I want to make a very very bright pink, sort of magenta, buttercream frosting. I have Wilton colors (the 12 pack), but I was just using a lot of the pink in something else (those meltable wafers), and found a bitter taste. My daughter's first birthday is Saturday and I was counting on making this color icing.
I don't know if people are familiar with the Whimsical Bakehouse book, but that's the kidn of BRIGHT pink I'm hoping for.
What do I do?
If I use enough Wilton color, will my icing taste bad? I don't have time now to order anything online (I can't afford rush shipping). I have a hobby lobby and a michaels where I usually buy stuff, but if there is another store you would recommend, I can try to find one in driving distance. What are your thoughts?
I like Wilton's Rose for bright pink. I can't get anything but bright pink with it.
Plus if yo make your icing the day before it will darken up over night and you won't need quite as much coloring.
thanks. I know it tastes terrible, so I'm afraid to use as much color as I was hoping for. But I've never made my own buttercream before. So, are you saying that I can use a lot of it, but it won't affect the taste of my frosting?
you don't have to use a ton of coloring to get it bright. Just let it sit for a while and the color will deepen.
I wish I knew how to post a picture. Copying and pasting doesn't work. Actually, the color of the words "cakecentral.com forum" on this page is what I'm going for.
thank you so much. I love to bake, but I'm very new to cake decorating.
yeah. the wilton rose color works great to get a hot pink color. i didnt know that letting it sit overnight would darken it tho...will try that next time. as for a funny taste? i've never noticed it with my frosting.
edited to add: the pink ribbon cake in my photos used the rose wilton gel.
ok, last question. My 12 pack has a pink color in it. It's just called pink (although, it says rose underneath, but I think that's the French, lol). So Rose is an entirely different color, no?
Yes you can buy the rose in the 1oz jar at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. It is a different shade of pink than the pink in the 12 piece set.