Dry Color In Icing

Decorating By carmijok Updated 27 Nov 2010 , 8:54pm by HowCoolGomo1

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carmijok Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 8:28pm
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Does anyone use the powdered color in buttercream icing? Or is it primarily for petal dusting? I have the perfect color of mint green in a dry form that I was wondering would work mixed in buttercream. I mean I have gels but I'll have to mix colors to get what I want and this is perfect.

Just wondering...any tips would be helpful!

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HowCoolGomo1 Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 8:54pm
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I use the powdered colors in my buttercream and cream cheese icings, but only when I need really deep vibrant colors.
If I know it has to be dark, I start with the powdered color right from the beginning. If the color doesn't come out dark enough then I add gel color.

Adding powdered color later is an iffy situation for me. Sometimes I get spots or blobs of color.

I've found when I need dark blues, greens or reds it helps and doesn't mess up the flavor.


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