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How To Make Pink Icing

How To Make Pink Icing

This video talks about how to make pink icing

Hi! My name is Xanthe Milton, I'm also known as cookie girl and today I'm going to show you how to make pink icing. If you would like to learn some more of my recipes have a look at y recipe book “Eat me” also, you could have a look at my website cookiegirl.co.

uk to find out more about my decorating workshops. Ok so here we've got a pound of icing sugar and we've got 4 ounces of softened butter, 4 ounces of cream cheese. Now these have just been left out for a couple of hours to come to room temperature.

If you haven't remembered to leave the butter out of the fridge then you can pop it in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds to soften up. You don't need to do that with the cream cheese. Ok now first of all I'm going to get my color ready, so I've got pink food color here.

I'm just using a wooden skewer to put some in a bowl and then I'm going to mix it in with the vanilla. So I'm just going to take a teaspoon of vanilla. You can add the coloring once you've made the icing but it blends quicker if you do it like this and I'm just mixing the red in with the vanilla, just a teaspoon of vanilla.

I'm going to take my vanilla then add it to the icing sugar and also the cream cheese. Now, I like to use cream cheese when I'm making pink icing because it give us a truer pink otherwise it tends to look a bit peachy because the butter looks a lot more yellow than the cream cheese. I've just added the vanilla with the pink food coloring and now I'm going to whisk the lot together.

This is the bit that can get quite messy so excuse me while I disappear. It takes a little while to get the sugar incorporated with the fat. You can basically use butter and cream cheese or you can use all butter but as I say you won't get quite such a true pink with this recipe.

Now you can see the pink is starting to come through here. This is quite a firm icing so I'm just going to add a dash of full cream milk. Just probably about a teaspoon or so at a time.

And there is the pink icing. Now that's a good consistency for piping with a bag. If you want to use it as a spreadable icing you can add a little milk, if you feel it needs thinning out a bit.