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Guide for mixing frosting colors?

I need a chart to guide me in mixing red with blue, green with yellow, etc. to make different colors.  I am especially in need of mixing combination for black frosting.

lmnopeas2 years ago
This is the perfect chart for achieving any color frosting you want.
http://www.deborahdolen.com/Library/ColorCharts.pdf  

For black frosting, I recommend starting with a chocolate frosting and adding black gel paste. It's much easier than adding a bunch of colors together to achieve the black.

I always use Americolor  soft gel paste which yields much brighter colors than regular food coloring. http://amzn.to/uxo7tp 

Good Luck and Happy Coloring!


Hello Kitty4 years ago
Here is a general color wheel to get you started.

And here is a guide for mixing icing specifically.
Re-design4 years ago

THis explanation on how to use a color wheel should get you started.  After using it a bit you will find that you begin to just know which colors and how much to use.

It is doesn't answer all your questions google "how to use a color wheel".
+1. Great information. Something to keep in mind: 'volume quantities' of different pigments are not created equal. Red and blue will dominate yellow food colouring. 'a drop' is often too much if you want a 'touch' of blue. Instead, put a drop of the darker colour in a few mililitres of water, then just use a drop of that water to tint the lighter colour. --- As for black, it's a tough one. Subtractive colour rules would say 'add lots of all colours' -- trouble is you will end up with dark brown usually.