DIY Cupcake Frosting


While looking for a cupcake frosting recipe, I stumbled upon this post from Anna and Blue Paperie where Stefanie shares a fabulous cupcake icing color chart that she found in the May issue of Food Network Magazine. The chart allows you to make frosting in any color with just a basic box of food coloring (red, yellow, blue and green). Handy, right? I love how this is just like mixing paints. It made me want to try my hand at cupcakes... I have never made some before, so this will be a first. Wish me luck, I'm a terrible cook!

24 comments:

  1. This is perfect! Never will I settle for plain white frosting again. Maybe if the cupcakes are beautifully colored and decorated, I'll be less likely to eat them because they look so good?

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    1. Ha, unfortunately, "too good to eat" never works for me. The better it looks, the more I want to taste it! ;)

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  2. This is amazing reference for mixing just the right colours! I often end up with waaay to dark icing because I keep adding more and more to get the combo right. This is perfect! Bookmarking :)
    x

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  3. True, true! This is a definitely bookmark!


     In Whirl of Inspiration

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  4. This is amazing! I'm so slap-dash with frosting colours, but with this, the perfect shade of mint green frosting is in my near future!x0

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  5. How pretty :) It makes me want to bake more (or paint a wall a new vibrant color in my apartment).

    xoxo,
    mon amy

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  6. I saw this a few weeks ago, but I lost the link! Oh, this is so dang helpful. I need to bake now!

    http://mandyactually.blogspot.com

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  7. This is so cool! I apparently tend to add a little more than I need. Great guide, Thank you!

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  8. This is soooooo amazing!
    It really helps... I hate when I spend ages getting almost the perfect colour... one drop too many and it's too dark! Argh <3

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  9. Who knew? I gotta try this.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  11. this is great! love the jordan almond blue - so pretty


    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  12. That's great! I'm gonna use it :-)


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  13. Squee! By day, I actually work for a sister company of Wilton (the cake decorating guru's) and I've gone through their cake decorating classes and such... I love it, but I am such a horrible baker that I pretty much gave up (I even gave all of my cake decorating tools to a friend who is much more suzy-homemaker than myself) ... but oh, those colors... they are calling out to me! I may need to buy a tub of frosting and experiment, even if only for the sake of mixing pretty colors... :) Oh ,and we are regular readers of Food Network Magazine... I can't believe that I haven't seen that chart yet; I'll have to see if hub's is secretly hoarding this month's issue somewhere! :) Thanks for sharing, and God Bless! :)

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    1. I feel exactly the same as you! I'm a terrible baker (and cook) but this chart makes me want to experiment! I love how this is just like mixing paints. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  14. Oh my goodness! This is perfect. Definitely bookmarking. My sister and I bake together fairly often, and especially since summer's almost here it'll be more. This will keep everything from getting repetitive. :D

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  15. Oh my gosh. I work in a bakery and that is always the the most time consuming part: getting the right color. Thank you so much! This is great!!!

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  16. Thank you so much for your comments, I'm so happy to hear you find this helpful :)

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  17. I am a little lost on the conversion...I understand that Raspberry Sorbet would be 1 1/2 tsps., but how to the rest work? Pina Colada...1/20th of a tsp? I promise, Im a better cook than mathematician.
    Thanks!

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  18. All these beautiful colors... The hardest is to finally find one (as far as I would like them all!)

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  19. great sweet tutorial! I need to make cupcakes assap! :)

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  20. Anonymous7/23/2012

    So gorgeous! Can these colours be used with other icings, like 1 cup of buttercream or fondant, or would the colour ratio be different?

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    1. I'm so sorry, I have absolutely no idea!

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