Perfect (and Easy) Deep Pink Royal Icing
I probably should’ve called this “Deep Pink Royal Icing, the Sequel,” because we’ve talked about this before. But remember me saying I’m on a lazy kick? Well, that includes icing color.
After sharing an older formula for pink icing on Facebook, someone let me in on a little secret. Strawberry ProGel. Less time mixing icing and great color straight from the tube? You better believe I was all over that.
Turns out, she was right as rain. Strawberry ProGel is the perfect way to create deep pink royal icing in one easy step. In the spirit of today’s post, I used my new trick to make, you guessed it, strawberry cookies!
Beautiful, deep pink icing has never been easier.
First, add a small amount of Strawberry ProGel to plain white icing.
When I say, “a small amount,” I really mean a small amount. I was actually impressed by how little color was actually necessary to create a deep rich shade.
After adding the color, mix thoroughly, and you’re ready to go. It may look a little light at first, but stop adding color when the icing is a shade or two lighter than you want the final product to be. Resist the urge to add more color because in just a few hours the color will begin to develop (or darken) significantly.
It’s been my experience that it’s quite easy to over color icing with ProGel. Over-colored icing often develops weird splotches and blotches (pardon the technical jargon), so take it easy. It’s much easier to add color than it is to take it away.
Try using Strawberry ProGel to create lighter shades of icing or tone down bright pink by adding touch of green or blue as we learned here.
Strawberry ProGel can be purchased by the tube via Amazon, or you can pick up the entire set here.
For more helpful posts, be sure to check out the following links:
- How to Make Magenta, Deep Pink, and Fuchsia Royal Icing (if you don’t have strawberry ProGel on hand)
- How to Tone Down Pink Icing
- Decorated Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cookies
Thanks for the tip! I will tray to get ProGel. I love the way you make your cookie set! Always finds the perfect balance of colors and shapes!
Hi Callye, thanks for g. Love the cookies. I accessed the link and perusing the How Sweet Is That? site,
What other Pro-Gel colors do you recommend?
PERFECTION…every time! I aspire to be you! 😉
You are so generous. Always sharing your tips and how to’s . I happen to come across your blog by a . Fluke and . I stayed for hours. I have always loved baking. Our family decorated cookies for Christmas and that was about it. Your site made me think I could do it , at least better than we had been. Now I spend my days looking at cookie, blogs. I have a good blog of sorts. It is still in construction. Hope to be done with that soon. Please stop by and see what you think so far, if you have time. Thanks for sharing and inspiring all of us.
I sort of needed this yesterday – I finally got the right shade of pink, but have no idea how or what I did to make it. This will be the much easier way – thanks for sharing!!!!
I’m with you Callye! I have four tubes of Strawberry right here….it’s my go to these days for all things red!
Such bright, cute cookies! Thanks for the ProGel tip – I will definitely be checking them out!
I love ProGel. It is the only way I can get a true navy blue
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hi!…thanks for sharing us your cookies and decorations…hope u will not get tired of sharing yours…
Right as rain indeed! I just got my strawberry proGel!! Ok, ok….. I got the whole set! I am loving them so far!! As always, thank you for sharing!
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SO cute! Question – with the Americolor deep pink color, I often find little black or dark dots in the coloring and it drives me crazy. Have you ever seen that before? Have you had that happen with the ProGel? I’d love to find a great deep pink that doesn’t do that. Thanks so much!!!
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Last week my daughter told me that my pink beautiful cookies tasted like a chemistry experiment! Come to find out she was right!!! Pink/red tends to have a bitter taste and a bunch of other bakers said the same thing after I did a search on Google. How does the pro gel measure up? This week I experimented with powdered pink food coloring and the pink was a bit off-but no bitter taste! Has anyone tasted strawberry ProGel?
U can give us please the cookie and royal icing recipe
Amazing work . Artist