danaci08 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 2:30am
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AI have used Wilton and americolor but both seem to stain teeth when mixed into buttercream. Not the most attractive look at a wedding. Any suggestions of brands that don't stain teeth and tongues?

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liz at sugar Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 2:34am
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Maybe that is why most people choose white or ivory?  What color are you trying to make?

 

Liz
 

sixinarow Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 3:03am
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That's kind of the point of food coloring -- to turn things colors...you might just remind the client of that if they don't want blue teeth in their pictures!! If they want dark colors, fondant doesn't stain teeth like buttercream. I agree with Liz!! icon_biggrin.gif

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 3:34am
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Hmm. This thread reminds me of 2 things:


1. A gag out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: "Mint Jujubes for the Boy Next Door– They'll give him green teeth for a month" (Chapter 25)


2. The production number from the end of Steve Martin's 1980 "All Commercials" special: "Okra Cola!" (sung to the tune of "Oklahoma!"), about a soft drink that turns your teeth green.



Oh, I almost forgot: my copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory predates both movies, and is the original, non-PC version, in which the Oompa Loompas were a tribe of African pygmies who treasured cacao beans above everything else in the world (which is odd, given that cacao is not indigenous to Africa: they wouldn't just be rare; they'd be unheard-of.).

kakeladi Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 4:22am
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It sounds like you are over coloring your icing.  Try a lighter shade?   I have yet to see anyone that has eaten any of my cakes have stained teeth.  Tounge, maybe but not teeth.

bct806 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 5:13am
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It sounds like you are over coloring your icing.  Try a lighter shade?   I have yet to see anyone that has eaten any of my cakes have stained teeth.  Tounge, maybe but not teeth.

^^I agree with this. I have seen colored tongues but not teeth. Less color may be the right way to go. 

Annabakescakes Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 5:42am
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AThe only people I see with stained teeth are kids who do not brush their teeth, and the Tartar and plaque turns colors. Blech! My grown nephew in law is 19 and comes over here after drinking Monster's and eating Cheetos and his teeth are orange, I never get more than an orange tongue from Cheetos, or cakes, myself.

AZCouture Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 6:04am
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AFondant is what I will use for dark colors. No one wants a mouth full of color saturated butter cream. Yuch.

Annabakescakes Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 6:06am
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AYeah, that too!

as you wish Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 12:06pm

AYou think the coloured teeth are nasty, just wait a day or two...

remnant3333 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 12:30pm

I have never seen anyone with stained teeth from eating colored buttercream on any of the cakes I have made either. Like the others said try a lighter color.
 

knlcox Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 1:02pm

What if you just airbrush the surface? There shouldn't be too much food coloring on the teeth if the surface is colored and the inside remains white, maybe.  I'm tired.  I've been up since 4am.  lol

Annabakescakes Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 4:04pm

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Original message sent by as you wish

You think the coloured teeth are nasty, just wait a day or two...

hahahahahaahaa!!!!

kakeladi Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 8:37pm

Yah, I was trying not to mention that little fact LOL!

 

Yes using an airbrush definitely would eliminate her problem but it is an expensive way to go :(

auntginn Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 8:57pm

I am just dying here of laughter. Your all too funny.   But I've seen kids have red tongues, teeth and lips.  Sometimes I've seen them with black.  But only those 2 colors.

danaci08 Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 9:28am

AAlthough the problem isn't really solved, I loved all your responses!! You all made my day:) as an aside to all the laughter.... I experimented with Wlton and Americolor on my poor niece and nephew. I coloured two batches of buttercream the same colour (blue) - one with Wilton, one with Americolor. Wilton.... coloured teeth and tongue, Americolor... Just tongue! ... I did not check back a day or two later but it was a worthwhile experiment!

Thanks everyone!

bct806 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 12:26am
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Originally Posted by danaci08 

Although the problem isn't really solved, I loved all your responses!! You all made my day:) as an aside to all the laughter.... I experimented with Wlton and Americolor on my poor niece and nephew. I coloured two batches of buttercream the same colour (blue) - one with Wilton, one with Americolor. Wilton.... coloured teeth and tongue, Americolor... Just tongue! ... I did not check back a day or two later but it was a worthwhile experiment!

Thanks everyone!

That is weird. I use Witon colors and I don't have that problem at all. Once these colors are gone, I am making the switch but mostly just because they are deeper truer colors. 

yzkoko Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 5:53am

AI want to cake decorating method,with topping. I am beginner baker.

carmijok Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 6:47am

AThe secret to using highly colored buttercream without staining is to NOT coat your whole cake in the colored stuff. Frost your cake with your regular white bc, then get it good and cold in the fridge so it's hard and then add a couple of thin layers of the colored bc. (Refrigerate between layers) I do this for every cake I do that needs color. I have even covered chocolate bc with pink, blue and yellow bc by doing this. You don't need very much of the colored bc at all. Get the effect without the stains.

This obviously would not work for cupcakes...but on cakes it works great. HTH!

MBalaska Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 7:02am

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Originally Posted by as you wish 
You think the coloured teeth are nasty, just wait a day or two...

That's SOOOO Funny!   I was thinking the same thing, remembering the first time I covered a cake in blue icing.  Almost went to the Doctor to find out what internal 'hermit the frog' disease I had contracted.  Then I searched Yahoo..........thank the stars for "search".

bubs1stbirthday Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 7:49am
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Originally Posted by carmijok 

The secret to using highly colored buttercream without staining is to NOT coat your whole cake in the colored stuff. Frost your cake with your regular white bc, then get it good and cold in the fridge so it's hard and then add a couple of thin layers of the colored bc. (Refrigerate between layers) I do this for every cake I do that needs color. I have even covered chocolate bc with pink, blue and yellow bc by doing this. You don't need very much of the colored bc at all. Get the effect without the stains.

This obviously would not work for cupcakes...but on cakes it works great. HTH!

That is such a good idea - thankyou for sharing your method :-)

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