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How to make charcoal grey icing

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I have a customer that is wanting a cake with charcoal grey icing. I know that grey is a color that is sometimes hard to achieve. Any help on making this color for the buttercream icing would be great. I use Wilton pastes a lot but if I need to buy something else please let me know. Thank you in advance
post #2 of 7

If you use black (wilton) you will need to add a touch of yellow. It will look kinda yucky at first, but keep mixing. It gets better once it blends in well.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you. Will try that. For black icing I normally make chocolate icing. Do I need to make it black icing with a lot of black paste?
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It helps to start with a darker color like brown, then use black. If it is blue or purple looking , add your touch of yellow. Some of the other brands, I hear, get a truer black, but Wilton is what is easy for me to get where I live.

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I can get charcol grey with my white buttercream , just add a little wilton black to it till you get your desired color.

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I can get charcol grey with my white buttercream , just add a little wilton black to it till you get your desired color.

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Originally Posted by johnbailey64 View Post
 

It helps to start with a darker color like brown, then use black. If it is blue or purple looking , add your touch of yellow. Some of the other brands, I hear, get a truer black, but Wilton is what is easy for me to get where I live.

I was thinking of fondant when I wrote that. With buttercream, I'd not go brown first.

But remember, buttercream dries a bit darker than it is wet.

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