Help! I Cannot Get My Icing Dark Enough!

Decorating By Erin3085 Updated 14 Aug 2010 , 3:27am by katibeth88

Erin3085 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 2:59am
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I am sort of in panic mode. I hope there isn't already a thread about this. I looked but I got overwhelmed!

Im trying to make icing for a camo cake for my son's 5th bday tomorrow morning. I have wilton gel colors. Leaf green, moss green, black, brown and the 8-color set. I have a tan made up, and I have a lighter green made up. I cannot get black or a darker, sort of hunter green to save my life!!! I don't know what to do! I see lots of pictures on this site of perfect camo colors, and I have even consulted the color wheel to no avail. I got a blue-green instead of a drak hunter green. Does anyone know what I could do? Thank you in advance for any advice!

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katibeth88 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 3:10am
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hmm.... i used a wilton color called juniper green mixed with a tad of black for my dark green on a cake I did recently. Then again, I made the camo out of fondant.. But I would think that icing would be easier to tint.. What recipe of icing are you using?

Erin3085 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 3:22am
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Im using a standard BC. 2 sticks of butter, 1.5 cups of shortening, vanilla, 2lbs of powdered sugar, 2tbsp karo and milk to consitency. It's an outdoor party, hence the higher shortening ratio. The colors I listed in my first post are the only colors I have at my disposal. icon_sad.gif Sigh. And Michaels only had Moss green...the darkest they had in stock. :/

leah_s Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 3:24am
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Wilton colors take up to two hours to fully develop. Wait.

katibeth88 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 3:27am
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Could you whip up some chocolate icing? I've added cocoa to my buttercream in order to get a darker color and it worked. I think i still had to add a bit of black, but not NEARLY as much as if I were trying to color white. Plus it'll taste nice and chocolatey icon_smile.gif

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