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!
For the bright spooky green, you said to “add three drops electric green + Two drops electric green + a touch of electric blue”. That’s electric green twice, did you mean another color?
I am sorry, I meant leaf green. Its fixed now.
Great reminder to get creative with color! I never would think to add ivory, but it adds a great tone. Thanks for the great ideas!
Thanks for the tips for such a great color! I’ve gotten more adventurous with color – I’m not afraid to add a little bit of this or that to get a unique shade 🙂
Awesome Callye! You have a great eye for color. Ever since you first talked about adding ivory I try it whenever I feel a color just isn’t working.
Something I have always wondered when you talk about mixing old icings together how do you achieve the consistencies? That all important word – consistency! Say with the one above did you get piping and flood from that as it looks rather runny? Or do you just aim for 20 second? I have been wondering about this since you Easter post using up left over icing. Thanks!
You are the person for the go to questions about icing…you have helped me in the past, and now I have another question for you, what colors would you mix to get a rich dark mauroon?…I cannot seem to get a nice dark rich color…..do you have any ideas…(I’m am sure you do)….
I was digging thru the Halloween bucket, and there was Frank, I must have bought him in the off season because he was brand new. Now I am motivated to make a few cookies!
Cutest little Frankensteins ever!
I LOVE that green…it’s perfect!!!
I have to develop my vocabulary : because always saying “gorgeous, wonderful…etc…” seems to be too insipid regarding to the marvelous cookies you bake !
Great tip I love to mix my colors to achieve a perfect hue as well. Or sometimes to use up and not waste excess left overs as well 😉
I love mixing my own colors! I do it all the time. Paint and icing are very similar. You always give great info to your readers Callye!
You are SO GOOD with color! I love all the dimension in his face with the details, and of course the green! Perfect! I have a “Frankenstein” cookie that I am about to post, but I just colored the dough this time:)
These cookies are adorable! I love the noses!
This is CRAZY timely! Made some test cookies yesterday and was not happy with my green.I am literally within minutes of trying it again and here is your blog. Talk about creepy!
The perfect shade of green. Great post.
Wow, those are fantastic! I love the expression on his face and his eyebrows. I’d love for you to add a picture of these to my first every link party. You might be the lucky entrant who wins $70 in baking supplies for adding your Halloween pictures. http://www.hungryhappenings.com/2012/10/share-your-fun-halloween-edible-crafts.html
I LOVE your Frankensteins! Totally the perfect green!
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!
I love the colors.. do you know where someone could get Frankenstein, I love him and he is absolutely adorable.
I really cou’dnlt ask for more from this article.
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Any chance you’re willing to share the royal icing recipe?
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
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How do you achieve the perfect black color? I feel like mine always turns out a black green or black grey color:(
I just love your sight. I have never had time to decorate cut out cookies but you have given me such great ideas that I now can share them with my grandkids. They love them n all the smiles they give me are worth the time I spend on decorating. Thank you!