How to I use the colors?

We recommend mixing the color powders with dry ingredients before hydrating.

Or, for a pre-made frosting, mix a very small amount of water (approx. ¼ tsp liquid to 1 packet) to make a paste, so the colors blend easily.

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

Refresh powders instantly with a couple drops of water.

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.

Basic Colors

PINK: 1 Pink Color Packet (equal to 1 ½ tsp), per cup recipe
YELLOW: 1 Yellow Color Packet (equal to 1 ½ tsp), per cup recipe
BLUE: 1 Blue Color Packet (equal to 1 ½ tsp), per cup recipe
ORANGE: 1 Orange Color Packet (equal to 1 ½ tsp), per cup recipe
GREEN: 1 Green Color Packet (equal to 1 ½ tsp), per cup recipe

Color Blending

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

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 Pink Color, per cup recipe
RED: 1 ¾ tsp Yellow Color, 1 ½ tsp Pink Color, per cup recipe
PURPLE: ¼ tsp Blue Color, ½ tsp Pink Color, per cup recipe

 

For more recipes and cooking tips visit our recipe page.

 

                                                1 ½ packet per 1 pint frosting shown here

1 ½ packet per 1 pint frosting shown here