Color Chart and Printing Help

I fixed it!  Woo hoo!  Well, I fib, my talented and computer savvy friend Amy Miller and blog maintenance lady, Robin, fixed it, I am just passing the word.  What would I, or really y’all do without them?!

It’s fixed, it’s fixed, it’s fixed, it’s fixed. CLICK HERE to print.

Helpful hints: When referencing colors, I used the term part rather than drop.  This is because icing color should be thought of in terms of ratios rather than exacts.  For example, if you are after a lighter shade of turquoise, use a larger quantity of icing with the suggested amount.  If it is still to dark, add more icing.  Alternatively, if you’re after a darker shade of turquoise, use less icing and/or more coloring.  If you tint half a cup of white icing with the suggested colors and it still is not dark enough, double the color.  This would mean adding 12 parts sky blue +2 parts lemon yellow, or a 6:1 ratio, in other words.

Icing color is not an exact science but practice makes improvement.  Happy mixing!


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    michelle says:

    The color chart is wonderful, but when I print it using my awesome copy machine (at my office, dont judge me) the colors are way off! How do I print with accuracy? What is the trick?

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    Colette Légère says:

    Hi, my name is Colette.
    You have a nice site, congratulation.
    I would like which color is better for the sugar like sand?
    Thank you to help me with this.

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    Lesley Jensen says:

    Thank you for this wonderful chart, I’ve been using it for years! To make lavender with Americolor gels, would I use soft pink or dark pink?

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    Brenda says:

    This is a great chart. Can you tell me what brand of color gel you are using?

    Thank you


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