Need Quick Coloring Help!!

Decorating By SweetSuzieQ Updated 11 Oct 2011 , 5:37pm by pj22

SweetSuzieQ Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 2:37pm
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I'm trying to get Orange icing but, my icing is a caramel buttercream so, it is already a very light brown color. Normally for orange it is 3 yellow to 1 red (or so) but, I'm guessing I won't get the same result when starting with a light brown base so, I just wanted to see if anyone knew before I added as I don't want to end up with sludge! LOL

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cakemaker2 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 3:55pm
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I would e-mail americolor, and ask them. HTH

TexasSugar Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 3:57pm
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I'd pull a small amount out and try the normal amount you would use. You will then see what color tone you will get and which color you may need to add more or less of.

SweetSuzieQ Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 11:47pm
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Thanks ladies! Turns out, as I went into my box to get my yellow and red, I found out that I had electric orange.....DUH. Worked like a charm and, I got a great pumpkin orange color with it!

TexasSugar Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 2:55pm
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Glad it worked out for ya! icon_smile.gif

pj22 Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 5:37pm
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Is there a color chart to mix icing colors? I usually have trouble getting the right mix. And like the OP posted, 3 parts to 1 part... how do you measure the parts? TIA!

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