Re-Colour Buttercream Thats Already On The Cake?

Decorating By coachscarey Updated 19 Jun 2014 , 9:52am by coachscarey

coachscarey Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 7:44pm
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I have decorated a tatty teddy with pink coloured gel.  It looked fine in the bowl and when doing the fur but now that it's finished it looks more an apricot colour.  Can I do something to make it look more pink? Not sure if I could use more gel and a paint brush to fix it.  Help please. Thanks

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winniemog Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 8:30pm
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AI would airbrush it, but I'm guessing you don't have one if you're asking this question. Have you got any spray colours in a can? Otherwise you'll have to scrape off and start again with the correct colour buttercream I think. Do you have a photo, I'm not sure i know exactly what you're working on?

coachscarey Posted 19 Jun 2014 , 9:52am
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thanks winniemog.  You are right I don't have an airbrush machine but don't know that it would work because of the high fat content in the butter icing.  It is for a friend so I've explained what has happened and they are ok with it.  I'm still not sure why it turned apricot rather than pink, it looked pink when I was doing it.  Will try to figure it out if I have to do it again.  Thanks

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