AI seem to struggle to colour buttercream to the same colour as sugar paste. The buttercream always tends to go a yellowy shade of the colour I'm aiming for- especially when I'm trying to get pink! I'm assuming its to do with the buttercream starting in a yellowy/creamy shaed compared to white sugar paste. I am planning to do a couple of different styles of decorated cupcakes for a cupcake tower for my 40th and would like to use the same shade of buttercream and sugar/flower paste ( not necessarily on the same cakes) but would like to at least get 2 shades which tone with each other. Does anyone else have this problem?- or more importantly, anyone have any tips! Any advise would be greatfully received!! Thank you very much x
AWhat colours are you using?
Hi, I use the paste colours which come out fairly accurately on sugar paste but with a yellowy tinge in buttercream, I did used to use margarine ( which I know is not the way!!) but I then tried with butter but still struggled to get shades that tone. Perhaps I should try again if its not a problem you have encountered before!
AHmmm I can't say I've had this problem before. I used to use americolor gels but now I use Sugarflair gels. They are both really good, maybe someone more experienced will be able to help. Sorry
Some say that if you add the tiniest weeniest drop of violet to BC, it cancels out the yellow. You could try that on a small bit of BC. Alternatively, you could add white colouring to your BC - but you may potentially have to add a lot, and also I find that this alters the texture a bit, it goes a bit raggedy when piped, but you could try it too.
Thanks, I might look for an alternative paste colour and see if that helps.
Great advice- thank you, maybe it's not just me then! I might just give the violet a go and see if it helps!! :)
AI tried the violet trick once - it helped a little, mine went slightly greyish but I may have added too much violet!