Tinting Buttercream White

Baking By Babasuesue Updated 31 Oct 2011 , 3:51pm by chelleb1974

Babasuesue Posted 26 Oct 2011 , 1:55am
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How much white tint do I use to for 8 cups of Buttercream?

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chelleb1974 Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 3:51pm
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I don't believe that adding white food coloring (which is what I'm assuming you mean by white tint) to buttercream will give you white buttercream. I'm also assuming that your buttercream has a slight yellow appearance in it from being made with butter. Adding a small amount of purple (a very tiny amount.....like a flat pinhead size) should counteract the yellow color and make your buttercream white. A word of caution....add too much purple and you will get lavendar icing. I would do a small amount first to get a feel for how much purple is used.

~Chelle

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