Multi Colored Butter Cream Frosting
Today’s Mouthwatering Monday recipe is Multi Colored Butter Cream Frosting. This is a fun way to decorate any cupcakes. You can use red and green for Christmas, Red, white, and Blue for the 4th of July, or purple, yellow, and pink for a tie Dye Birthday. Kids love this fun swirl of color. This is the Frosting I used for the Multi Colored Cupcakes last week.
5 cups Powdered Sugar sifted
1 Stick Butter softened
1/4 cup Water or milk
1 tbsp Vanilla
Food coloring – gel, liquid, or powder.
Cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Add Sugar a little at a time. As the Frosting begins to stiffen add the water or milk 1 tablespoon at a time. You may not need a full 1/4 cup. You want the frosting to be smooth and creamy but thick.
Separate the frosting into bowls. 1 bowl for each color you plan to use.
Add the food coloring to the frosting and mix well. Liquid coloring can thin out the frosting if you need a bright color because you have to use a lot of coloring. Gel and powder coloring can give you bright colors and not thin the frosting.
Prep a piping bag or freezer bag with a large tip. I used a Wilton 2D tip because it makes a beautiful rose design easily. Use a cup or glass to hold the piping bag in place while filling.
Use a spoon or spatula to fill each side of the piping bag with frosting. Add one spoon of color at a time. For example i started with a spook of pink and pressed it along 1/3 of the piping bag and then the white and then blue. The process starts again with one spoon each of the frosting until the bag is full.
Try to make sure there are no air pockets as you fill the bag. You want to fill the bag but not mix the colors.
Start piping from the center out. Hold the bag at a 90* angle and circle the frosting around itself until you reach the edge of the cupcake.
My angle is a little off in the picture because I was taking the picture and frosting at the same time.
Stop putting pressure on the piping bag, push down and pull away to end rose.
The cupcakes are each unique because the frosting is not evenly distributed. The cupcakes look painted and beautiful.
As you can see some cupcakes are heavier on blue, white, or red based on how the frosting feeds through the tip. The kids love this because they can pick their special favorite cupcake. I try to avoid cupcake envy by labeling cupcakes for the kids based on their favorite color. The Kiddo gets more white frosting, the oldest niece gets more red, and the middle gets blue. The little ones get more evenly mixed colors.
The red, white, and blue works great for the BIG 4th of July Celebration every year.
Do you have a favorite homemade frosting? I’m working on a cream cheese frosting recipe for you guys and a chocolate butter cream.
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