Royal Blue Buttercream

Decorating By Tammy21122 Updated 24 Jun 2016 , 1:43pm by Tammy21122

Tammy21122 Posted 24 Jun 2016 , 1:24pm
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Good Morning All! I need help! I am trying to make a royal blue buttercream and have been unsuccessful. I purchased the royal blue gel and it turned out light blue. I even tried adding a bit of black and violet and still light blue.  Cake is due tomorrow 

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kakeladi Posted 24 Jun 2016 , 1:39pm
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It takes time for colors to develop.  Most of the time when I need a deep, dark color one needs to add the gel/paste to the icing the night before so it has time to develop/mature.  Also, colors usually deepen at least one ot two shades once exposed to air.  If you are getting only a light blue you need to add more gel.  I'm guessing one needs about  1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon gel to color one cup of icing.

Tammy21122 Posted 24 Jun 2016 , 1:43pm
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Okay, thank you!  I will give that a try

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