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Old 07-02-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Need to color white frosting orange

I need to color white frosting orange but I only have food coloring. Is there anyway to color it orange with just food coloring? I do not have time to go on another search for paste coloring (or whatever it's called). The only stores around here that probably carry it are craft stores and I don't have the time (or gas money) to go there. So... Can anyone help me? I think with food coloring I'm only going to get a peach color, and then I run the risk of making the frosting too runny.

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Old 07-02-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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I always use food coloring. You don't have to use much either. Not sure about the colors though. Someone else may help you better.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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just add a drop of both red and yellow. add in drops so you don't use to much to get the color you want. if it should happened to get to thin, just add a bit of confectionery sugar.

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:07 PM   #4
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Can she mix small amounts of the food coloring together first to get a color she likes before mixing into the frosting? That seems safer to some degree.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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Your food coloring should have instructions on how to make yellow. Like someone said it is by mixing yellow and red. Until it is mixed in the frosting you're not going to know the exact tone of it.

Equal parts of each and then determine the tone with each mixing.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:21 PM   #6
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Good to know, cause right now I too am down to only food coloring on hand.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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Equal parts blue and red make purple

Red, blue, green (3-3-2) makes black

Blue and yellow make green

My son used to have this "push thing" with a primary color wheel that spun around. Each wheel had two colors. When it was being pushed those two colors would make another color. VERY informative toy
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I need that toy, LOL.
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I've learned in the last 6-7 years that any shades of playdough all mashed together (after the really cool swirly color stage) makes a shade of pink or mauve.
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I've learned in the last 6-7 years that any shades of playdough all mashed together (after the really cool swirly color stage) makes a shade of pink or mauve.
You've also learned you CAN put a square peg into a round hole OOPS - I think that was a round peg - nevermind
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