Dark Brown Buttercream

Decorating By bern25 Updated 18 Jan 2016 , 6:15pm by remnant3333

bern25 Posted 17 Jan 2016 , 1:58am
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Is there a way to make dark brown without using chocolate?

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remnant3333 Posted 17 Jan 2016 , 2:11am
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Doesn't Wilton sells brown food coloring? Anyone here know?

bern25 Posted 17 Jan 2016 , 3:23am
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Yes I have that but it doesn't get dark just a kind of baby poo colour! I tried adding black but that just gave it a greyish tinge.

ypierce82 Posted 17 Jan 2016 , 3:41am
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When I need a brown, I just mix purple and yellow to get it there, adding a touch more yellow if I need it darker.

bern25 Posted 18 Jan 2016 , 2:42am
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Thank you. This does make a nice brown but still not the dark chocolate shade I'm trying to achieve. Maybe it's just not possible.

ypierce82 Posted 18 Jan 2016 , 3:58am
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You're welcome, but I can easily get my icing as dark brown as I need it just by using those 2 colors.

LeanneW Posted 18 Jan 2016 , 4:59pm
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The icing color will deepen overnight in the bowl, just mix it a day or two before you use it.

remnant3333 Posted 18 Jan 2016 , 6:15pm
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Someone else told me a while back the same thing about the color turning a darker color once it sits overnight in the refrigerator. They said that any color will turn to a deeper color once it sits. I was using red and had to wait a couple of days for it to turn a darker red.

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