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post #16 of 27
I use swiss meringue buttercream and am desperate to make it whiter. Any ideas? I tried the food coloring but I put in 1/2 a bottle and it is still yellow.
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post #17 of 27
I think I read somewhere here that organic butter you can buy at a health food store is relatively white in color. I don't know from experience, but it might be worth checking out.
post #18 of 27
Unfortunately that butter is twice the price which I am trying to avoid since I charge for my cakes. I was hoping for some info on the white food color. Thanks!
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post #19 of 27
I stock up on butter either when its on sale (you can freeze butter) or I get it at Sam's Club where it is about $2/lb.
post #20 of 27
I read on another post (thank you to whoever posted this tip!!!) that you can add just a bit of violet to make the icing whiter and it actually works! Something about violet is opposite of yellow on the color wheel. You just have to add a tiny, tiny bit at a time. I do that until it looks pretty good then I add some of the wilton white to finish it off. The poster said if you get too much violet you can add a touch of yellow to go back the other color direction.

I too almost had a heart attack when I saw how much the natural maket butter was! icon_lol.gif
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post #21 of 27
Where can you find a color wheel? I REALLY need one of those. It's seems when ever I try and GUESS the color, I just always guess wrong.
post #22 of 27
thanks dodibug!
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post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by vitade

Where can you find a color wheel? I REALLY need one of those. It's seems when ever I try and GUESS the color, I just always guess wrong.



I would guess an art store. I'm glad I'm not the only color impaired one!! I had no clue about the violet thing!
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post #24 of 27
I will have to check at Joann and see if they have one. Guessing just never works, lol It's like I always think "no problem", add some such and such to alittle such and such and whoala.... pukegrey! LOL
post #25 of 27
Instead of purchasing a color wheel try this link instead. Hope this helps.
http://cakecentral.com/article2-How-To-Color-Your-Icing.html
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post #26 of 27
I don't think JoAnn will have a color wheel. Try Hobby Lobby or Michaels. You can get a "pocket" sized one for around $5.
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