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parts of icing changed color???

post #1 of 7
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Can anyone tell me why parts of my icing would change color? I used the same icing for it all but it didn't stay the same! its worst on the top tier. The cake was iced the day before the wedding so i would have thought that all of it would have dried. Thanks!



 



* Birch style wedding cake with fondant/gumpaste flowers and 144 cupcakes. my wonderful hubby made me the stand. Grooms cake is airbrushed mossy oak camo.



 

post #2 of 7
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ok, guess you cant see it in that pic....

 

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post #3 of 7

chocolate just does that

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post #4 of 7
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sorry, should have included that it is buttercream icing just colored brown.

post #5 of 7

it wasn't mixed well enough.

 

also added salt and different exposure to light as it's used can effect color

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post #6 of 7
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ok, makes sense. thanks! just have to remember to mix it a little more then.

post #7 of 7

here's a thought for you--mix the color into a small amount of icing--a nice dollop off the spatula- i mix color with the metal spatula onto the clean counter top (or you might want to use a tray or the back of a tray) so that you can smear it out as thin as possible over and over and you can see that all is well combined--then mix that into the big batch--

 

mixing in a bowl--even a mixer sometimes will leave streaks and pops in icing color

 

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