Ivory Colored Buttercream Question

Decorating By Jess155 Updated 19 Oct 2012 , 1:24am by MissPastryChef88

Jess155 Posted 13 Oct 2012 , 1:37am
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I'm trying to make ivory colored "crisco-cream". I don't have ivory coloring (although I could sent DH to Walmart if necessary). I made the icing with crisco which is pure white, but I put in colored vanilla. It's still pretty white and doesn't exactly match the ivory ribbon. Can I just put in the tiniest drop of brown? I also have copper color if that would be better. Thanks!

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kakeladi Posted 13 Oct 2012 , 1:44am
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A tiny, tiny speck of brown paste should do the trickicon_smile.gif
It's hard to say if the copper will work well. It depends on the color you are trying to match. As I remember copper has a good deal of orange (or is it red?) in it.

Jess155 Posted 13 Oct 2012 , 1:46am
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Cool, I'll give it a go. Thanks so much!

debidehm Posted 13 Oct 2012 , 2:33am
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I've also added brown to get ivory. Like the poster above said, just a little. Add until you get the color you want.

Jess155 Posted 13 Oct 2012 , 2:50am
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Well I added tiny drops of brown and got a light pink! So I added a tiny bit of blue, which neutralized it really well. Then I kept adding a little more and little more and it's a decent color (still not a great match) and it was more painstaking than necessary. So I'll use this icing for my crumbcoat and DH is off to WalMart for ivory coloring. Thanks for the help!

pursuing_perfection Posted 13 Oct 2012 , 8:48am
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I end up with an ivory color when I use colored vanilla, and switch out half the shortening for butter (which is yellow). The icing tastes better, too.

MissPastryChef88 Posted 19 Oct 2012 , 1:24am
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Italian buttercream has an ivory tint to it.

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