Hey all ya'll cake divas,
I have a quick question about tinting frosting. I have someone that wants a vanilla buttercream frosted cake but instead of the bright white color, they want a soft cream. How do I achieve this?
Thank you for your help.
soft cream as in yellowish?? just use more butter than crisco in the recipe.. this is how I achieve a yellowish color...
I don't use crisco in my bc, just butter. I also use real vanilla extract. The combination gives it a nice natural color. You can also purchase ivory food coloring gel or powder - just use a very small amount until you get the color you're looking for. Good luck!
I make my frosting with all shortening, no butter. And I am looking for a taupe like cream vs. the yellow cream color.
It is a fall themed cake with fall flowers so they want the white to be toned down, not the stark white you get with shortening frosting.
Am I making sense?
If you use pure vanilla extract (the brown stuff, not the clear stuff), it will tint your icing a nice soft ivory color.
I say don't change the icing your used to just color it. I would use yellow and a hint of brown. Start off with less of both colors than you think you'll need then just keep adding, gradually until you get what your looking for.
Try Americolor Ivory. I used it with white BC (I use the all-shortening recipe) on the Bishop cake in my gallery. It came out a nice cream color.
Thank you beachcakes!
That is just the color I am looking for!!!!
Glad to be of help!
I used 1/2 white crisco and 1/2 butter crisco. I've also used IVORY color paste (wilton)