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asked August 11th 2012

Baby blue buttercream

Does anyone have any tips for making baby blue buttercream. It seems to have a green tinge.  I’m using wilton blue gel and beating the butter until pale. Any particular brand of colouring best?

Thanks Lorna

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Hi Lorna,

I use Sugarflair food coloring,it is very concentrated and you only need a little, they have different blue s but they do have a specific one called Baby Blue, i use a little on the end of a cocktail stick ,dip into the made buttercream ,add more a little at a time until it is the blue you want. it has not let me down , hope this helps , :o)

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Hi Lorna

I don’t know whether you have a local Lidle, I use their unsalted butter which comes in the blue 250g packs. This I find is so much better for making paler buttercream so colours like blue have half a chance of not turning green. You could also try it with french butter cream,but expensive on the butter. Next thing to try is beat ‘the hell’ out of the butter and icing sugar, add some milk and whisk for at least 10 minutes. The longer you whisk the whiter the butter cream gets. May be adding a little extra white gel colour could also help. If I think of anything else I’ll post for you.

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Hi Lorna

Have you tried adding a bit of super white powder to your butter cream, before adding the blue food colouring, it might just take out enough of the yellow tinge, and stop it turning green.

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Thank you for your help, I will give your ideas a try next time I’m making some 🙂

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