skyy815 Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 3:38pm
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Can anyone tell me why parts of my icing would change color? I used the same icing for it all but it didn't stay the same! its worst on the top tier. The cake was iced the day before the wedding so i would have thought that all of it would have dried. Thanks!

 

* Birch style wedding cake with fondant/gumpaste flowers and 144 cupcakes. my wonderful hubby made me the stand. Grooms cake is airbrushed mossy oak camo.

 

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skyy815 Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 3:45pm
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ok, guess you cant see it in that pic....

 

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-K8memphis Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 3:48pm
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chocolate just does that

skyy815 Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 3:49pm
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sorry, should have included that it is buttercream icing just colored brown.

-K8memphis Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 3:57pm
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it wasn't mixed well enough.

 

also added salt and different exposure to light as it's used can effect color

skyy815 Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 3:59pm
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ok, makes sense. thanks! just have to remember to mix it a little more then.

-K8memphis Posted 22 Oct 2013 , 4:09pm
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here's a thought for you--mix the color into a small amount of icing--a nice dollop off the spatula- i mix color with the metal spatula onto the clean counter top (or you might want to use a tray or the back of a tray) so that you can smear it out as thin as possible over and over and you can see that all is well combined--then mix that into the big batch--

 

mixing in a bowl--even a mixer sometimes will leave streaks and pops in icing color

 

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