Tinting Butter Cream Frosting

Decorating By flowersns3 Updated 24 Mar 2010 , 12:17am by prterrell

flowersns3 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 1:31am
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I've probably asked this question before, but can't remember the answer.
Does anyone know if there is such a chart for tinting buttercream frosting?

I've been asked many time to make with colors like turquoise and neon green, hot pink and am not sure how.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.

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crisseyann Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 1:49am
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TexasSugar Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:13pm
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Color Wheels are helpful to when you need to figure out what colors will get you closer to the tones you want too.

prterrell Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 11:35pm
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You can purchase all three of those colors. Americolor makes them.

Price Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 11:41pm
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Another question I have about coloring BC is --- If you are doing a 4 tier cake and you want to tint the icing to ivory. How do you make sure it's all the same color? I only have a 5qt. mixer. How can I make sure each batch is exactly the same tone?

cakegrandma Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 11:53pm
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The easiest way to get an ivory color in your buttercream is to use vanilla, not the clear one. I have found that this gives the perfect color and all you would have to do is write down how much you used in the first batch and use that same amount in all the rest of the batches and it will match. Foolproof!!!! thumbs_up.gif

prterrell Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 12:17am
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When I have to dye multiple batches the same color, I count how many drops I use in one batch to achieve the right color shade. Then I add exactly that amount to each successive batch.

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