Coloring Buttercream Frosting?

Decorating By Baking_Booth Updated 5 Jul 2008 , 11:54pm by tracey1970

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Baking_Booth Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 11:31pm
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I want a dark red and a dark blue for a flag I'm making.
How can I get the colors to be dark instead of coming out pastel?

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tracey1970 Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 11:54pm
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Red is best made if you colour the icing a dark pink first. You will get a darker red from a pink base than from a white base. For navy blue, I used some sky blue, some violet (I think?), and a dab of black. There is a colour mixing chart on this site somewhere. Also, colours will darken as they sit, so if you can make them a few days in advance, that's ideal. Then, you'll know if you need to add a touch more read to darken it, or if it will be a nice, deep red without adding any more colour. Some people say that Americolor colours work better than Wilton colours.

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