How To Prevent Multi-Colors From Getting Muddy?

Decorating By sherry-o Updated 24 Oct 2011 , 5:12pm by bakingkat

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sherry-o Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 3:59pm
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When using more than one color icing in a bag, how do you fill the bag so that the colors do not get muddy?? When I use 3, 4, or even just 2 colors, the colors tend to blend together too much after just a few petals or swirls or whatever I am doing. Yesterday, I used yellow, orange, red, and brown in a bag. I used about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of each at a time in the bag. I made flowers and wanted to see the different colors on the petals. They turned out muddy. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 4:25pm
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You are likely getting the muddied colors because you are not keeping your colors isolated formeach other. Have a look at this technique, it might help you to keep your colors isolated until the exit the tip.

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kakeladi Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 4:37pm
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Using such small amounts can cause problems.
Try this: on a piece of wax paper make a spatula line of one color of icing; on top of that make/stripe another color and continue stacking colors until you have used all the colors you want. Now roll up the icing and put it in the bag (without the waxpaper). This is an especially good way to come up with multi-colored fall leavesicon_smile.gif

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bakingkat Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 5:12pm
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When I am doing 2 tones I full two disposable bags equally, make sure the tips are cut the same, them I put both bags into one big bag with the tip I'm using. Them just make sure you have even pressure on the bag and both colors will come out evenly.

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