When mixing color, always mix a small amount of color to experiment. Start with base color and then add very small amounts of secondary color. Be sure to mix enough color for the cakes to be decorated as it is difficult to match an exact color.

Icing Colors are highly concentrated, which gives frosting rich coloring without disturbing consistency. When mixing colors, make sure to use a toothpick to add just a little bit at a time to achieve the exact shade of color you’re after. Learn more about how to color icings and frostings perfectly with our complete guide of coloring tips

How to Color Icing

Color Combination
Coral 2 parts Creamy Peach & 1 part Pink or Orange & 1 part Pink
Raspberry Pink 1 part Pink & 1 part Red-Red
Maroon 1 part Burgundy & 1 part Red-Red
Rust Orange 1 part Orange, 1 part Red-Red & 1 part Brown
Marigold 1 part Lemon Yellow & 1 part Orange
Anqique Gold 2 parts Golden Yellow & 1 part Leaf Green
Warm Gold 2 parts Golden Yellow & 1 part Brown
Chartreuse 9 parts Yellow Lemon, 1 part Leaf Green
Jade Green 2 parts Leaf Green, 2 parts Royal Blue & 1 part Black
Misty Green 1 parts Leaf Green, 1 parts Royal Blue & 1/2 part Black
Avocado Green 1 part Moss Green color
Moss Green 1 part Moss Green color or 1 part Violet & 1 part Lemon Yellow
Dark Green 2 parts Kelly Green & 1 part Black
Periwinkle 1 part Royal Blue & 1 part Violet
Turquoise 1 part Sky Blue & 1 part Lemon Yellow
Aqua Blue 1 part Sky Blue & 1 part Leaf Green
Teal 1 part Teal color or 1 part Lemon Yellow & 1 part Sky Blue
Navy Blue 1 part Royal Blue & 1 part Black
Lavender 1 part Pink & 1 part Violet
Mauve 2 parts Burgundy & 1 part Black
Mulberry 2 parts Rose & 1 part Royal Blue
Dark Purple 2 parts Violet & 1 part Christmas Red
Gray 1 part Black to white frosting
Black 1 part Black color or 1 part Royal Blue, 1 part Christmas Red, 1 part Orange & 1 part Lemon Yellow
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If you’re looking for more information on how to perfect color icings, check out or guides for how to color buttercream and fondant icing!

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This gel-based icing color gives you a bright, rich color that won’t ever change the consistency of your cake batter, buttercream or royal icing. You can also use it to tint white fondant and gum paste. Mix it with other icing colors to create a shade that’s all your own.

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