I use the wilton recipe for buttercream. I also use the wilton gel paste to color the buttercream. When I do this the icing always looks streaky or greasy I guess you might say. What am I doing wrong? How can I get an even vibrant color? Thanks!
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If it's streaky you simply have not mixed the color into the icing well enough - mix it some more:)
If it's greasy looking you probably need to adjust the recipe - it could be yyou have too much liquid in there.
To get vibrant color - just add more (and more) paste/gel color until it is one or two shades *lighter* than you want the final icing to be. The more gel/paste added the deeper the color will get over time - especially when exposed to the air. Vibrant, deep colors are best made at least several hours ahead - as much as the night before :)
Have you tried a different recipe? There is one I recommend. It's easy to make and use - taking color well: