Food Coloring Turning Teeth Green; How To Prevent?

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BuffytheBakingSlayer Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 3:03pm
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I made a cake and the frosting was a very dark blue. I used mostly Americolor gel and then a little CK powder food coloring (ran out of the Americolor).

It turned a lot of people's teeth green. Is there any way to prevent this? Other than not deeply coloring frosting? The frosting was just a standard American Buttercream (butter, heavy cream, powdered sugar).

I would hate to think I can only make light colored frosting.


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jgifford Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 3:21pm
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I don't think there's much of a way to prevent it since teeth are porous. This is why I advise brides to have a light flavor and light frosting for the cutting cake - - can't have blue teeth in the pictures!

My grandkids love it when I make them a cake with a black fondant ball border. It freaks their mother out when their poop turns bright blue. icon_rolleyes.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 4 Apr 2012 , 5:57pm
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Make the icing early. Colors will deepen as it sits, so if you make it earlier, you will use less coloring.

For all over color, maybe consider getting an airbrush.

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