Burnt Orange Royal Icing
It’s autumn in Cookieland, which means an abundance of fall-colored icing. At the top of the list…burnt orange.
There are several ways to mix burnt orange icing, but since I’m a little sensitive to bitter colors (like red, purple, orange, black, burgundy, and pink) I bypass orange in favor of equal parts tulip red, egg yellow, and warm brown.
If you aren’t bothered by bitter colors, simplify things by using copper or mixing orange and warm brown.
As always, I encourage you experiment to find the combination that works for you.
When mixing icing colors, the ratios are very important. To illustrate this, I made three shades using the formula above. Each of the following colors were created using the color combination above in different concentrations:
- Six drops each, warm brown, egg yellow, and tulip red
- Three drops each, warm brown, egg yellow, and tulip red
- Small amount of burnt orange icing added to white
Burnt orange icing is the perfect addition to your next fall-themed cookie creation .
For more easy color formulas along with tips on coloring royal icing, check out the following links:
Thanks for sharing! t tip.
I love the colors of fall (and the flavors, and the scents, and the decor, and. . . )! Thanks for doing the homework for us! 🙂
Thanks for sharing! Do you have any recommendations as a substitute for tulip red? That’s the one shade of Americolor red my local stores just don’t carry. (Annoyingly enough …)
Wilton no-taste red is a great substitute for tulip red.
It’s one of the best colors ever! I am so happy fall is here and there will be an abundance of burnt orange 😀
I love that you have measurements for the beautiful fall colors. By the time I achieve the color I want, I have no idea what I’ve used and could never match it if I tried!
I love your burnt orange, Hook Em!!!!!
Your color tips are always appreciated, Callye! I would love to see what other colors you put with the burnt orange, i.e. what green? Have a wonderful, colorful autumn!
Hi Callye. When you say bitter colors….does that mean the flavor of those colors result in a “bitter” taste?
Oh Callye, when I saw the title of this, my first thought was damn, she’s making Texas cookies for the Red River Shootout! Happy to see it’s just autumn on tap. And by the way…..BOOMER!
Perfect for fall cookies!
I love all of your holiday cookies and colors. Thanks for sharing.
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HOOK ‘EM HORNS! That’s the color of the University of Texas Longhorns!
I love you tutorials! Where can I buy these icing colors? It’s not normal food coloring…I can see that. I’m new to the cookie decorating club!
Thank you for inspiring my inner cookie decorator. I wish you lived next door to me so I could pop in and watch you. I am looking for your icing recipes right now. Also, I am interested in the icing bottles that you are using in the videos. That seems much easier on the hands than squeezing the icing bags that I normally use. I have 90 cookies waiting for me right now for my grand daughter’s 1st birthday. The theme is Pumpkins and Roses. I am inspired!!
Is there a substitute for warm brown?
I am planning on making basketball cookie for my grandson’s birthday, it has been 90 degrees in my area and am concerned of the color separating. I once made baseball gloves and had a problem with the brown.Is there anyway I can prevent this? The burnt orange will work great for the basketballs!
Sorry for the late reply…my best advice is to go as easy on the color as possible, stir it in the bottle (or massage the bag) as often as you need to, and don’t thin the icing until you’re ready to use it. Hope that helps!
How much icing did you use to make the colors? 1 cup?
Wouldn’t the amount of icing used determine how many drops?
How much icing are you adding these too?