Thanks, for this, couple of questions - will regular food coloring "water down" the buttercream ? what do u recommend for coloring the buttercream? also instead of buttercream would store brand tub frosting (white) be OK to use in main sections - and again, is food coloring OK ? thanks for the help!
I'm not sure if I follow the recipe for the buttercream glaze. You say use the tinted buttercream and add equal parts of corn syrup. So is it safe to say that if I use 1 cup of buttercream, I should add a cup of corn syrup? It's sounds like it would really make it very " syrupy". Am I right in thinking that this is what you want us to do for the recipe.
it's just mixiing two ingredients together (buttercream and corn syrup). I'm excited about this and want to try it this weekend. Thanks for all of your great tips, recipes and expertise. You are awesome!
MaryB--regular food coloring WILL water down the buttercream. At the grocery stores and craft stores in the cake decorating section, there are little jars of gel coloring. It's concentrated, so a little goes a long way. The buttercream recipe that I use is Bunnywomans recipe that is on the Wilton forum. You want a recipe that has half butter so it will keep it's shape, and half Crisco. It's very easy and fun to do this. I first saw it on Wilton.com as a video.
lookin forward to trying this....great explaination Thanks for sharing <