Cream Colored Icing

Baking By MistyConfections Updated 27 Apr 2012 , 4:41pm by hbquikcomjamesl

MistyConfections Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 12:44am
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I received this picture from someone. And was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to achieve this color? I was thinking a little yellow and brown?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/natiscakes/3296694977/

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cherrycakes Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 2:41am
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The lighting is making is very difficult to tell what colour it is. If it's lemon buttercream there may even be a hint of yellow in it. For cream coloured buttercream I just use real butter which gives it a nice cream colour. Good luck!

carmijok Posted 26 Apr 2012 , 5:21am
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If you read all the comments you'll see the baker wrote that she didn't color it...it was just the color of the butter she used. I think that and the lighting makes it look more yellow than ivory

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 27 Apr 2012 , 4:41pm
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Cold-process buttercream (the recipe on the back of the powdered sugar box) made with real vanilla extract is naturally a cream color.

When I made that small, extra-stiff batch to write on the side of my father's birthday pound cake, I didn't bother with the vanilla, and it came out much lighter in color.

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