Ivory Frosting

Decorating By kimkake Updated 3 Nov 2010 , 12:38am by cakeythings1961

kimkake Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 11:44pm
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Could someone please advise me how to get an ivory colored frosting - I have tried a dot of brown and other colors and I always end up with a peachy color - is there a secret without getting an actual "Ivory" color - I don't have time to have one shipped to me. Thanks!!!

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msulli10 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 12:00am
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what about adding vanilla extract?

kansaslaura Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 12:08am
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I use a regular dark vanilla extract in my frosting when I want an ivory color.

obsessed Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 12:17am
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I use regular vanilla too...and depending on the recipe, I will use butter instead of some or all of the shortening....

tokazodo Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 12:23am
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I use half butter, half shortening and dark vanilla extract. If that isn't ivory enough, I add a touch of brown food gel.

cdgleason Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 12:27am
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Not sure of your time constraints and I don't mean to point out the obvious, but 'Americolor' makes an ivory color and it's very nice!

megg5 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 1:25am
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I agree with all that has been said!!! Using half butter and dark vanilla in your BC should do the trick!!

Kitagrl Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 1:42am
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If the dot of brown is too peachy (and I agree with the above posts with the vanilla as well) then add just a tiny bit of yellow or gold, very tiny, to counteract the reddish tint of your brown.

There are two types of ivory anyway...a more "blush" colored which lends towards pink or the one that lends more towards a yellow....so just add whichever makes it the ivory you want...sounds like a dot of brown and a tiny dot of yellow in your case....

kimkake Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 12:11am
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Thanks - I knew there was an actual "ivory" color - but I need it in 3 days - and I wouldn't get it in time - the vanilla sounds like the perfect solution - or the touch of yellow - thanks again!

howsweet Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 12:15am
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Wilton sells an ivory color also - they have it at Michaels, etc.

cakeythings1961 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 12:38am
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Originally Posted by tokazodo

I use half butter, half shortening and dark vanilla extract.

This is what I do, too. It makes a lovely, creamy ivory color. I rarely make completely white icing.

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