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post #1 of 21
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I have used Wilton and americolor but both seem to stain teeth when mixed into buttercream. Not the most attractive look at a wedding. Any suggestions of brands that don't stain teeth and tongues?
post #2 of 21

Maybe that is why most people choose white or ivory?  What color are you trying to make?

 

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post #3 of 21

That's kind of the point of food coloring -- to turn things colors...you might just remind the client of that if they don't want blue teeth in their pictures!! If they want dark colors, fondant doesn't stain teeth like buttercream. I agree with Liz!! icon_biggrin.gif

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post #4 of 21
Hmm. This thread reminds me of 2 things:


1. A gag out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: "Mint Jujubes for the Boy Next Door– They'll give him green teeth for a month" (Chapter 25)


2. The production number from the end of Steve Martin's 1980 "All Commercials" special: "Okra Cola!" (sung to the tune of "Oklahoma!"), about a soft drink that turns your teeth green.



Oh, I almost forgot: my copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory predates both movies, and is the original, non-PC version, in which the Oompa Loompas were a tribe of African pygmies who treasured cacao beans above everything else in the world (which is odd, given that cacao is not indigenous to Africa: they wouldn't just be rare; they'd be unheard-of.).


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post #5 of 21

It sounds like you are over coloring your icing.  Try a lighter shade?   I have yet to see anyone that has eaten any of my cakes have stained teeth.  Tounge, maybe but not teeth.

post #6 of 21
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It sounds like you are over coloring your icing.  Try a lighter shade?   I have yet to see anyone that has eaten any of my cakes have stained teeth.  Tounge, maybe but not teeth.

^^I agree with this. I have seen colored tongues but not teeth. Less color may be the right way to go. 

post #7 of 21
The only people I see with stained teeth are kids who do not brush their teeth, and the Tartar and plaque turns colors. Blech! My grown nephew in law is 19 and comes over here after drinking Monster's and eating Cheetos and his teeth are orange, I never get more than an orange tongue from Cheetos, or cakes, myself.
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post #8 of 21
Fondant is what I will use for dark colors. No one wants a mouth full of color saturated butter cream. Yuch.
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post #9 of 21
Yeah, that too!
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post #10 of 21
You think the coloured teeth are nasty, just wait a day or two...
post #11 of 21

I have never seen anyone with stained teeth from eating colored buttercream on any of the cakes I have made either. Like the others said try a lighter color.
 

post #12 of 21

What if you just airbrush the surface? There shouldn't be too much food coloring on the teeth if the surface is colored and the inside remains white, maybe.  I'm tired.  I've been up since 4am.  lol

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post #13 of 21
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You think the coloured teeth are nasty, just wait a day or two...
hahahahahaahaa!!!!
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post #14 of 21

Yah, I was trying not to mention that little fact LOL!

 

Yes using an airbrush definitely would eliminate her problem but it is an expensive way to go :(

post #15 of 21

I am just dying here of laughter. Your all too funny.   But I've seen kids have red tongues, teeth and lips.  Sometimes I've seen them with black.  But only those 2 colors.

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