When I saw this chart in my May issue of the Food Network Magazine, I bookmarked it and knew it was a resource I didn’t want to lose! Start with a pure white icing recipe (do not add vanilla as it will alter the color). Then using your basic box food coloring, you can create any of the shades you see here. You can read the full article here.
I love the idea of using these same formulas for a variety of uses. Lotta Magazine came up with the idea of trying them in a homemade playdough receipe. Look at what they came up with…so fresh & funky!
Once you have made your custom icing colors, here’s a great resource on how to ice your cupcakes! Glorious Treats produced a DIY video tutorial showing how to use different tips to create different icing looks and even shows you which tip to use! My personal fav is tip #3 with the purple cupcake. It is my ‘go to’ every time.
And who can resist some eye candy from Glorious Foods to inspire you to try some of these fabulous colors for your next party filled with sweet treats!