Hi everyone - I'm looking to make a dark teal, or blue-ish emerald coloured frosting. I'm helping a friend with her jewelery party launch and I would like to make some cupcakes that match one of their new necklaces, see attached photo. Any tips on how I can make this shade? I'm working with Wilton and Americolour gels. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)
I would start with a ton of the Wilton teal and see if that works. If it needs to be adjusted from there you can add some dark blue or green to adjust.
Just made a cake with Wilton teal coloring and it came out that color. You really don't have to use a lot to get that shade, it's pretty concentrated coloring.
If you want to put shine on it, use luster dust, not disco dust. Disco dust is plastic and isn't supposed to be eaten.
I made a teal cake for my niece a few years ago. If you are using SMBC be aware that no matter how much you put in, it won't get to a deep color without a little 'help' from heat. I take a small portion of my colored SMBC and melt in the microwave, only needs a few secs, then add the melted bit back into the frosting and re whip. In rare cases I have had to melt the whole batch, stir, refridgerate until cooled and re whip to get the truely deep color I was looking for. And it took much less gel than it would have w/o the heat trick. A straight teal should get you close to your desired shade.
And yup, luster, not disco dust.