Buttercream Separates When Colored

Decorating By mom-of-twins Updated 3 Dec 2010 , 7:33pm by Kimmers971

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mom-of-twins Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 6:51pm
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Can someone help me with my buttercream? When I use the Wilton gel colors to get a nice burnt orange color, for example, it seems to have white specks in it and the texture of the frosting changes. It is not smooth anymore. It looks as though the shortening is starting to separate or something. The is the best way I can describe it. Do you color the frosting while you are making it, or do you wait until after it is made? I thought that I may have been over mixing it, but I am trying not to.

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Kimmers971 Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 7:33pm
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Are you putting the color in with the butter/shortening or after you add the PS? I'd try putting it in with the butter/shortening so it can blend well then go on. If you need to make the color stronger you can add little drops of color that hopefully won't cause any seperation.

OR if you use liquid in your BC, color the liquid before adding it.

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