Make your next cake a hit with this easy pink icing recipe. It’s perfect for any occasion and can be used to decorate cookies, cakes or ice cupcakes.
The easiest way to make a pink icing is to use liquid food coloring. You can also use gel food coloring, which is a bit more intense and can be used to get a deeper pink color.
For the best results, you should be able to find a food coloring that is a good match for the kind of cake you’re making. This is because you want the icing to be as vibrant as possible, without being too dark or too light.
If you’re using liquid food coloring, you can mix it with water until it is smooth and combines well. However, you may need to add a little more of the water to get a smooth consistency, depending on how strong your desired color is.
Once you’ve gotten the consistency of your icing right, you can then start adding food coloring to it, a small amount at a time. Keep in mind that icing always starts to darken as it dries, so make sure you don’t add too much color until the frosting is dry enough for you to see it clearly.
You can also use a food dye like Wilton’s Pink to get a really saturated and deep pink color, without changing the consistency of the icing. This product is highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way and a few drops of it will give you a rich pink that won’t change the texture of your icing or your baked goods!
In order to make this type of icing, you’ll need the following ingredients: a bowl, an electric mixer and a spatula. You’ll want to mix the ingredients together until they are all thoroughly combined and a nice creamy icing is formed.
Step 1: Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together until fully incorporated. Then, cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a knife until you have little pieces that are no larger than pea-sized. Then, add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
This will ensure that the batter is smooth and lump-free as you’re working with it. When you’re done, the mixture will look almost like cookie dough.
Once you’re happy with the batter, you can add your food coloring and stir until it is fully incorporated. You can then add the milk and vanilla, and beat until it is thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes.
If you’re using a food dye, make sure the container is clean and that it’s empty. This will help prevent the dye from leaking out and contaminating your other ingredients.
Beets are another ingredient that can be added to your icing to make it more vividly pink. Just simmer sliced beets in water for about 30 minutes until they are soft and cooked through. When they are cooled, reserve the liquid to use as dye in your icing.