How Do You Color Pastry Cream?

Decorating By KirasCakery Updated 9 Mar 2013 , 5:59am by KirasCakery

KirasCakery Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 6:16pm
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I know the usual way is to add flavorings, such as fruit, but the customer doesn't care for fruit. I have a baby shower order and want to do a pink pastry cream inside the cream puffs. Can I just using icing color? (I usually use Wilton Icing Color) Or could I mix some of the buttercream from the cake (that will already be colored) into the pastry cream?

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Jimmyca Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 6:18pm
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I use gel colors. Food colorings are waterbased and will affect the texture of your pastry cream.

KirasCakery Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 7:23pm
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Thanks. When do you usually add your color? Before or after it's chilled?

erin2345 Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 10:44pm
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I would add it before you chill it - I don't like to stir my pastry cream too much after it has been chilled.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 12:40am
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Like Erin said, you don't want to be mixing it after it's set.

I would just add the colour to the cream while it's being heated.

KirasCakery Posted 9 Mar 2013 , 5:59am
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Awesome! Thank you!

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