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.
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
Blending ColorKitchen's primary colors will give you a rainbow of hues.
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
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.
For more recipes and cooking tips visit our recipe page.
1 ½ packet per 1 pint frosting shown here