Help Please I Need Gray Buttercream

Decorating By rntyler Updated 17 Mar 2011 , 3:30pm by sweetcakes

rntyler Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:22am
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Can anyone tell me how to get gray buttercream I need it for a r2d2 cake

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crisseyann Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:31am
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Tiny amount of black coloring

bohemiagetsajob Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:32am
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I agree with crisseyann. Start off small and add.

CWR41 Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:32am
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Black food coloring mixed with white (buttercream or fondant, etc.) makes grey.

sweetcakes Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 5:02am
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sometimes using black it turns greenish. i had a student once add yellow icing to purple icing and it made the best grey i had ever seen. perfect for a ship. do practice with just a little bit first though if you give it a try.

CWR41 Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 7:03am
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

i had a student once add yellow icing to purple icing and it made the best grey i had ever seen.




This is true, because you can also mix grey by using equal amounts of all three primary colors (red, blue, & yellow). Purple is red & blue, adding yellow completes the mixture of the three primaries which results in neutral grey.

sweetcakes Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:30pm
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CWR41, thats good to know too. i will give it a try next time i have those colours handy.

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