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Frosting Color Guide

Frosting Color Guide

Our Frosting Color Guide is chock full of all the food coloring formulas you will need to make delicious, bright and beautiful frosting in all the colors of the rainbow.

Over the year there has been a lot of trial and error is getting just the right colors in the deepest shades using the least amount of food coloring. We finally feel like we have figured out the exact food coloring formula for so many pretty colored frostings and we wanted to share them. Our Frosting Color Guide is for us and for you and we hope you find it as useful as we do.

You will need:

  • Cream: Buttercream Frosting (I share recipe at the bottom)
  • Color: Your Preferred Food Color

How To Make White Frosting

Buttercream Frosting

When we need White Buttercream we make a batch of our  Buttercream Frosting.  It’s white-adjacent. (Recipe at the bottom)


HOW TO MAKE BLACK FROSTING

Black Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting
  • Black Food Color – 10 drops

HOW TO MAKE LIGHT PINK FROSTING

Light Pink Frostign Recipe

Light Pink Frosting is very easy to make … you’ll just need the tiniest drop of pink food coloring.

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting
  • Add 1 very small drop Pink food color to the frosting and mix

HOW TO MAKE BRIGHT PINK FROSTING

Bright Pink Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting
  • Add 6 drops of Pink food coloring and mix the food coloring with a spoon (as opposed to using the mixer).
  • Now add 6 drops of Red Food coloring. Mix by hand.

HOW TO MAKE RED FROSTING

Red Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting
  • Add 14 drops of Red food coloring and mix the food coloring with a spoon (as opposed to using the mixer).
  • Add 6 drops of Crimson Red food coloring and stir by hand.

HOW TO MAKE BURGUNDY FROSTING

Burgundy Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting
  • Crimson Red Food Color – 8 drops
  • Red Food Color– 1 drop
  • Brown Food Color– 1 drop
  • Orange Food Color– 1/2 drop

HOW TO MAKE ORANGE FROSTING

Orange Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting,
  • Orange Food Color – 4 drops
  • Yellow Food Color– 4 drops

HOW TO MAKE YELLOW FROSTING

Yellow Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting,
  • Yellow Food Color– 2 drops

HOW TO MAKE PURPLE FROSTING

Purple Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting,
  • Add 12 drops of Pink food coloring and mix the food coloring with a spoon (as opposed to using the mixer).
  • Add 2 drops of Blue food coloring and stir by hand. The blue food coloring is going to take you from pink to purple.

HOW TO MAKE BLUE FROSTING

Blue Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting,
  • Blue Food Color– 12 drops
  • Red Food Color– 3-4 drops

HOW TO MAKE LIGHT BLUE FROSTING

Light Blue Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting,
  • Blue Food Color– 2 drops

HOW TO MAKE SAGE GREEN FROSTING

Sage Green Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting,
  • Yellow Food Color- 6 Drops
  • Blue Food Color– 2 Drops
  • Brown Food Color– 1/2 Drop

HOW TO MAKE GREEN FROSTING

Green Frosting Recipe

  • Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting,
  • Yellow Food Color- 12 Drops
  • Blue Food Color– 4-5 Drops

HOW TO MAKE GRINCH GREEN FROSTING

Grinch Green Frosting Recipe

Based on a single batch of our Buttercream Frosting,
Yellow Food Color- 8 Drops
Blue Food Color– 1-2 Drops

Buttercream Frosting

This is The Best Buttercream Frosting recipe and the only one we use. It is easy to make and anything you put it on will taste better.

Servings24
Preparation Time10 Minutes
Cook Time0 Minutes
Cake Cream Recipes, Frosting Recipes, Buttercream Frosting RecipesAmerican

Nutrition Information

Calories320 Kcal
Carbohydrates27 G
Fat17g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol47mg
Sodium8mg
Sugar44g

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons Milk
  • Tools:
  • Decorating Bags
  • Drop Flower Pipe Tip
  • Mixer

Preparation

1

How to Make The Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Add softened butter and vanilla to the mixing bowl and mix until completely combined.

2

Add Powdered Sugar and beat on low until it is incorporated. Then move mixer up to medium-high speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When completely mixed the frosting may appear dry.

3

Add milk a little bit at a time until frosting is the proper consistency.

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