sweetheart1978 Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 6:08pm
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Hi there! i tried mixing food colouring into my buttercream today, i tried pink and ultra violet. but both had a peculiar taste. I wanted to find out if anyone has had the same probs and any advice on which colouring would be best to use, this is for cupcake toppings.

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auntginn Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 7:02pm
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Never, but brand did you use.  I only use Chef Master and Ameri Color

DeliciousDesserts Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 7:07pm
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ANever. I have had the expierence if changing the texture by adding too much color, but never the taste. Could it have expired?

sweetheart1978 Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 7:20pm
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I just bought the colouring from my local supermarket Sainsbury's in UK about a week ago. Its expiry is 2014 for both colours. I wonder why it happened then... I'll probably try a different branded food colouring. I ended up scrapping off all the buttercream and just eating the cake by itself icon_sad.gif

DeliciousDesserts Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 8:24pm
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ASo sorry. Was it an all natural coloring? Sometimes those have a small taste.

sweetheart1978 Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 8:54pm
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well it states that the colouring is made from natural sources, not sure if thats where the taste is coming from.

auntginn Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 5:57pm
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Ah.. that is why I stick to those brands that are designed for cake decorating.

sweetheart1978 Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 6:57pm
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ahh, just wish i stuck to the cake branded colouring! icon_redface.gif

sweetheart1978 Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 7:08pm
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Is anyone familiar with 'Sugarflair Spectral Concentrated Paste Colour'? I might try this for colouring buttercream

BakingIrene Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 7:30pm

Here is an idea.  Email the manufacturer at Sugarflair and ask them if their colour will interact with your icing ingredients. It's possible that something you put into your icing made those natural colours change taste.

sweetheart1978 Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 8:08pm

Thanks BakingIrene, i've just emailed them now :-)

sweetheart1978 Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 8:31pm

i only used butter and powdered sugar to make the buttercream, i didn't add any other flavourings, only the food colouring.

Annabakescakes Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 1:52am
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i only used butter and powdered sugar to make the buttercream, i didn't add any other flavourings, only the food colouring.

You really should add vanilla to your buttercream. You may not have noticed a taste if you had.

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