Colouring Plastic Icing Cobalt Blue

Decorating By TMRPL106 Updated 1 Mar 2010 , 6:22pm by Kiddiekakes

TMRPL106 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 11:11am
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Can anyone tell me please how to colour plastic icing and buttercream icing cobalt blue, what colours and quantities will I need? Thanks

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Kiddiekakes Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 1:12pm
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Not sure what you mean plastic icing?

BlakesCakes Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 6:18pm
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Sorry, there's no "formula" for coloring fondant (plastic icing) or buttercream. It all depends on how your brand or recipe takes color.

It's difficult to get a very dark color without changing the consistency or, sometimes, flavor of icing when having to add a lot of color to it.

To make a very dark blue, I start with navy or royal blue Americolor gel and then add small amounts of black and sometimes purple to get it to the shade I need. I have also airbrushed the final coat of fondant in order to get exactly the dark blue that I needed.


Kiddiekakes Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 6:22pm
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Ahhh...never heard that term for fondant...but now I know! thumbs_up.gif

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