How to I use the colors?

We recommend mixing the color powders with a very small amount of water (approx. ¼ tsp liquid to 1 packet) to make a paste, so they blend easily into the recipe.

Amount: 1-2 color packets per 1 pint of frosting.

Refresh powders instantly with a couple drops of water.

If blending a liquid recipe, or in a food processor, you may add the color powders directly into the recipe after testing a small amount to ensure the color will dissolve thoroughly.

Color Blending

Blending ColorKitchen's primary colors will give you a rainbow of hues.

Basic Colors

PINK: 1 Pink Color Packet (equal to 1 ¼ tsp), per cup recipe
YELLOW: 1 Yellow Color Packet (equal to 1 ¼ tsp), per cup recipe
BLUE: 1 Blue Color Packet (equal to 1 ¼ tsp), per cup recipe

Mixed Colors

LIME GREEN: ¼ tsp Blue Color, 1 ½ tsp Yellow Color, per cup recipe
MINT GREEN:  1 tsp Yellow Color, ½ tsp Blue Color, per cup recipe
ORANGE: 1 ½ tsp Yellow Color, ½ tsp Beet Red Color, per cup recipe
RED: 1 ¾ tsp Yellow Color, 1 ½ tsp Beet Red Color, per cup recipe
PURPLE: ¼ tsp Blue Color, ½ tsp Beet Red Color, per cup recipe

Heat and Natural Colors

Natural colors can be heat sensitive and start to fade at 200-250 degrees, resulting in more pastel colors. When working with heated recipes, like a gummy candy, mix colors into a liquid first and then add into the cooling phase for maximum color vibrancy.

For cakes and other larger portion baked goods, a recipe with a shorter bake time or lower heat is recommended.

 

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