wedding or in my case quinceanera cakes.
I had such a hard time coloring my niece's Dodgers themed cake. Aside from the fact that it took 2 1/2 bottles of wilton royal blue to get the color another issue was coloring such a massive amount of icing! I'm only used to mixing for small cakes. The pictured cake has a 12" and 6" square iced with royal blue.
What are your techniques for coloring icing when you have multiple cakes to ice the same color?
Thanks for your advice
Use chefmaster liqua gel colors and you wont use near as much. You also wont have to wait for it to intensify.
Yeah, I know I should have used at least americolor but didn't think! After the first bottle I knew it was the wilton colors. What I meant was techniques for actually coloring big amounts of icing. Do you use a big bowl? Do you mix in small batches then combine?
If its a dark color i usually airbrush. If it is a light color I have a large stainless steel bowl that i mix by hand in. The Duff colors are really intense too. I bought the jewel tones box (with a coupon of course) and it is really good. I'm sure it is probably another brand packaged in Duff label, but none the less it was cheap with a coupon and is really intense. The jewel tones has a blue that I bet would be a match for your cake.
Thanks for the tip on the Duff colors! I did see a huge stainless bowl at Smart & Final, I'll have to go and purchase! It was really frustrating having to keep mixing that darn icing, had I had a better brand it should not have taken so long! It almost made me cry!
i mix my buttercream in my KA, if the whole batch is one color then i just let the KA do the work. If I have to make multiple batches then i do it all in the KA and put them in a larger bowl and then use a spatula and mix by hand to make sure they are all mixed together and i have one color (since i can't match each batch exactly)