gigiel Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 3:17pm

Is there an ideal way to get a really great 'ivory' colored buttercream?
Perhaps mixing just a touch of Americolor chocolate brown into regular white buttercream?
Wilton icing color 'ivory' seems to lean too much towards light orange/peach & is not the color I was hoping for and wondered if anyone has a die hard way to get a true ivory. I don't ordinarily have any problem mixing & arriving @ colors that fit the need, but this one has always had me stumped. Brown color seems to give a 'muddy' look to it. ??? Just skip the wilton altogether? birthday.gif

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BakingIrene Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 3:24pm

A touch of Americolor Ivory or Gold gel will do ya.

I keep both brands because there is not too much overlap.

gigiel Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 5:58pm

Thank you BakingIrene!
On my way out to get that right now.

KoryAK Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 6:02pm

Ateco ivory is good or you can just add vanilla until you get the shade you like.

KoryAK Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 6:03pm

Also, you can neutralize the orange (red and yellow) by adding a *touch* of blue.

kimkake Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 6:56pm

I also use Americolor ivory - but once found myself without and had to use a touch of brown, which comes out "peachy" and you have to add a touch of yellow to bring it back to ivory.

gigiel Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 8:05pm

Thank everyone so much! Will be trying the americolor ivory right now. I really appreciate all the answers. Love the one about blue neutralizing the orange & yellow. Here goes nothing! thumbs_up.gif

DMF624 Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 8:17pm

I have used part butter Crisco in my buttercream frosting. More like 2 parts white and 1 part butter Crisco.

kakeladi Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 8:28pm

Using regular (brown) vanilla also helps.

gigiel Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 1:42am people still say, 'bomb diggity?'
thank yall again for suggesting the americolor ivory.
this was exactly the shade i was looking for!
wish i'd known this years ago!
but so happy to know it now.

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 2:45am

All my icing in ivory, I use real butter, and real vanilla icon_wink.gif

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