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Colouring Icing

Posted on: January 27, 2011

It is not always easy to decide which style of food colour to use when colouring your icing. There are so many different options available now which can make it confusing to choose which style is most suitable.

The best way to choose is to work out firstly which style of food colour suits the style of icing you are using. When using fondant it is best to use a gel based colour like the Wilton colour pastes. These colour pastes are more concentrated and are strong enough to colour fondant.

If you are trying to create some of the richer colours such as black, red, or brown we recommend using a powder colour. This will ensure that you get the rich colour you are after without changing the consistency of the fondant.

If you are colouring buttercream, glace icing, royal icing or frosting the liquid colours such as ‘Carolines liquid Colours’ are ideal. These colours are less concentrated and are perect for these icings. The gel pastes are also suitable to use however as they are more concentrated only add a little at a time until your desired colour is achieved.

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