Is This Normal?

Decorating By anikahmae Updated 24 Apr 2010 , 1:31pm by leah_s

anikahmae Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 11:34am
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Made my batman cake yesterday with buttercream dream recipe from here. I used Wal-brand shortning with trans fat. Colored blue, but it seemed to dry lighter and darker shades. Is this normal to dry this way, so disappionted if this is how it is going to look. I used Wilton coloring, it seems I need to try a different brand? Thanks Marisa

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mamawrobin Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 12:35pm
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Hmmm. I use Wal-Mart brand shortening and Wilton color and I've never had this happen. icon_confused.gif I don't use butter in my bc. I use Indydebi's receipe.
Is your color expired? Did you use milk or water when making your bc?

Shelle_75 Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 12:42pm
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I have had this happen with blue also and am curious to know the answer as well. I use half butter, half shortening and milk and water in my b/c.

tiggy2 Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 1:12pm
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Where you using a dark blue? This seems to happen with dark colors. I use chefmaster gel colors and haven't had that problem.

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 1:31pm
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I know if you use water in your buttercream and then try to dye it violet or purple, it turns blue-ish instead. If you use milk, it turns violet/purple. Maybe the same is true for dark blue??

leah_s Posted 24 Apr 2010 , 1:31pm
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Blues can be funky. I'd definitely suggest try Americolor colors.

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