How Would You Colour Brain Cupcakes?

Baking By zespri Updated 14 Aug 2010 , 1:43am by chilz822

zespri Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 9:49am
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I want to make something like these for my husband (who works with brains):

I've asked him what colour brains are, and he's been very vague about it, saying it depends on if they're preserved, healthy, blah blah blah.

So I'm thinking a vague pink/grey colour.... not even sure if it's possible, but I'll put a dot of black and some pink in and see how I go!

My question is, if I want to get little tiny purple blood vessels going through it, would I run some purple colour along the inside of the bag with a toothpick?

I've not had much experience with piping, so I'm just imagining this to work... will it?

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bbmom Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 10:32am
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Just my opinion but I wouldnt get too realistic as it could be unappetizing. I made some at halloween and used a pale pinky color. I think your idea of a pinkish grey sounds right on track. Just keep mixing til you get a color you like.

redpanda Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 5:13am
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I agree, pinkish gray. (It's not called "gray matter" without a good reason!)

I have found gray a difficult color to achieve, because some black colorings tend to be greenish (or purplish) when you use only a little. I have had bad luck with Wilton, but really good luck with Americolor.

zespri Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 10:34pm
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well it didn't turn out like I wanted it to. I intended on squirting caramel into them before icing, but it all fell to pieces. I made the dulce de luche and it was really thick. (also made a mess everywhere). Then the piping bag burst, and the caramel was so thick it woudln't come out through the tip... blah blah blah. Basically by the time I got to the brain part, it was late, there was sticky stuff all over the kitchen, so I figured I'd just make them without any colour. They didn't turn out nearly as good looking as I wanted, but it was my second time with cupcakes, so I wasn't too gutted. I'll do better brains (with appropriate colouring) next time!

chilz822 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 1:43am
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OK, talk about a coincidence! My friends is having a 'Zombie Apocalypse' birthday party tonight and I made brain cupcakes for treats!

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