Bright and Spooky Halloween Green Icing

Around this time of year, you will probably find yourself making quite a bit of green colored icing.  The great news is that it’s an easy color to make.

If you want to make things REALLY easy you can always use leaf or electric green straight from the bottle but because I like my colors to have a little more dimension, I usually mix them.  Here are two combinations for Halloween green that I use often.

Bright Spooky Green: Begin with half a cup of white icing and add three drops electric green + Two drops leaf green + a touch of electric blue

Goblin Green: Begin with half a cup of white icing, add the colors used for Bright Spooky Green plus a few drops of egg yellow and/or ivory to tone it down a bit.

Leftover shades of yellow, blue and green also make a great base for Halloween green icing.  I happened to have these colors on hand.

When mixed then made a very nice shade of green, but it wasn’t quite what I had in mind.

So I added a small drop of leaf green and a touch of electric blue.

Not only was the final color perfect, I didn’t waste a bit of icing.

Whether you start with white or leftover color, it’s easy to create a great shade of Halloween green.  Don’t be afraid to add more icing or color when necessary.  The final product will be a color completely your own.

Do you use your leftover icing to make new colors?  Do you have your own special formula for Halloween green?  I’d like to hear all about it.

  • Global Sugar Art and Country Kitchen Sweet Art are my favorite places to shop for Americolor gel.  They have a great selection and larger sizes.
  • Electric colors like green, blue, and yellow work very well for brighter green shades.  You should definitely try them out.
  • To see my favorite fall colors of the season, click HERE.
  • For my tips on creating the perfect shade of orange icing, click HERE.
  • For a handy dandy printable color chart, click HERE.

I hope everyone’s week is colorful and fun!


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  1. 21

    I LOVE your Frankensteins! Totally the perfect green!

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    Sherrie says:

    I just wanted to comment that I love that I have received an e-mail from you almost every other day with your fall cookie ideas! Seriously, I wouldn’t mind if you sent out e-mails on a daily basis or even twice a day! I am always excited to see a new e-mail from your website with great ideas and fantastic photos of the cookies you have made! It really makes my day!

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    Terri in Calif says:

    I love the colors.. do you know where someone could get Frankenstein, I love him and he is absolutely adorable.

  4. 24
    sashia says:

    Any chance you’re willing to share the royal icing recipe?

  5. 25
    Juanita says:

    Your designs are so nice… This may be silly, but would you share with me your icing recipe? I made a butter cream frosting this morning for my cookies, horrible. Tossed it! PLEASE Give me some Advice, if you wouldn’t mind ????????????. Thank you
    God Bless

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    Ashley says:

    How do you achieve the perfect black color? I feel like mine always turns out a black green or black grey color:(


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