Colour Splits From Buttercream

Decorating By Tanya-x Updated 20 Jun 2012 , 2:26am by costumeczar

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Tanya-x Posted 18 Jun 2012 , 10:25pm
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my buttercream always seems to split from the colour. you can literally see it. cant understand why icon_sad.gif

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noosalucy Posted 19 Jun 2012 , 3:05am
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The problem with colouring buttercream is that most colours are water based and buttercream is of course mostly fat - oil and water don't mix.

Make sure you use paste or powder colour and not liquid colour. Dark colours are often problematic. When making black start from chocolate buttercream.

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costumeczar Posted 20 Jun 2012 , 2:26am
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Darker colors are more likely to do that because of the amount of food coloring that you have to put in them. Also agree with the oil-based food coloring option, especially if you're using meringue buttercreams.

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