Colored Frosting

Makes: 1 cup frosting, for 6 large cupcakes or 12 mini

4 Tbsp unsalted butter (room temp)
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ - 1 color packet
1 part ColorKitchen color packet to 1 part glycerin (or a few drops of water)

Purple: Bright Blue + Beet Red
Red: Beet Red + pinch of Yellow
Orange: Yellow + pinch of Beet Red
Green: Bright Blue + Yellow

• In small bowl beat butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla until light and fluffy
• In small cup mix 1 part color (¼ -1 color packet, depending on how pastel or deep of color desired) to equal part glycerin (or a few drops of water) to dissolve powder
• Stir in color mix to frosting, Blend thoroughly.

Mixed frosting will last for several weeks refrigerated.

  • Oil-based recipes (such as frostings) require pre-mixing colors with glycerin or a small amount of water.