Coloring Whipping Cream With Gel Food Coloring?

Decorating By luvbuttercream Updated 16 Jun 2010 , 2:22pm by -K8memphis

luvbuttercream Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:00pm
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I want to color whipped cream a bright almost neon green I am hoping someone can let me know if this is possible I have never colored whipping cream before and am unsure if it will change the consistency too much and when should I add the color if I can? Thank you icon_smile.gif

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luvbuttercream Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:58pm
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Anybody have experience with this??

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 2:37am
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I would try it with an air brush--It might work otherwise.
I think I've had dismal results with food color and whipped cream but it was a loooong time ago--see whipped cream is not smoothy smooth so it looked like poo is my recollection.

Whipped cream is kinda porous--I think if I had to do this I'd try airbrushing first experimenting in advance --then I'd change my icing to something that will hold the color and be smooth.

egensinnig Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 5:30am
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I color whipping cream all the time. Start before whipping but remember that as the cream thickens it will get lighter in color. You can also fold in the gel color after whipping but that will take a little more blending.

luvbuttercream Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 12:25pm
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Thank you both! icon_smile.gif

LindaF144a Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 2:15pm
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I just read in the Whimsical Bakehouse book how they use Candy Colors to color buttercream made with Crisco so that it won't separate. Their explanation is that candy color is oil based and will work better with frostings that are high in fat. But it may depend on the kind of fat. Butter and cream are an animal fat and Crisco is vegatable. So....


But if you don't get good results with gel color, you may want to try candy color. I didn't realize there was a difference until I read it there. They are limited in color though. And I was able to find mine at Michaels.

HTH

luvbuttercream Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 2:16pm
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Thank you Linda so much for the info.

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 2:22pm
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Originally Posted by egensinnig

I color whipping cream all the time. Start before whipping but remember that as the cream thickens it will get lighter in color. You can also fold in the gel color after whipping but that will take a little more blending.




Yeah so what do you think the chances are of getting to a neon color?
I mean I think that's gonna over power the whipping cream--what do you think? For neon I'd get a different icing myself.

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