Help With Colour Icing

Decorating By devilangel09 Updated 19 Dec 2014 , 8:02pm by aoyenusi

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devilangel09 Posted 19 Dec 2014 , 11:58am
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hiya i made some butter icing to try and make a frozen cake transfer how ever when i added the black to the butter icing it went dark grey with a tint of green any ideas why? also my red went a more pink than it did red tips would be appreciated


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dkltll Posted 19 Dec 2014 , 2:39pm
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Black & red are crazy colors to get. You just have to keep adding color til you get the color you want. Sometimes for red I will add several shades of red (eg. Red Red and Christmas Red) to get the color I need. HTH

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aoyenusi Posted 19 Dec 2014 , 8:02pm
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Sometimes letting the icing sit overnight can help. Im not sure what type of icing you made but for SMBC, i find that refrigerating it and then remixing it while its cold results in the color getting darker. However, it is to be noted that when trying to achieve a dark red or black you still have to use enough gel coloring. one more thing, to achieve a deep black color without using up your gel color, I have read that you could start out by mixing cocoa powder into the icing before adding the color. hope this helps

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