DIY | Colorful Cupcake Icing

Can you believe that every color swatch in the palette below can easily be made from a standard box of red, blue, green and yellow food coloring! Stefanie over at Anna and Blue Paperie shares this lovely icing find from The Food Network. The numbers below each color are the amount of food coloring drops you need to add to plain white icing. Such great color combinations!


The numbers below each color are the amount of food coloring drops needed.

Never decorated cupcakes before? Check out this {Cupcake Basics} How to Frost Cupcakes from Glorious Treats to see some great tips and advice.

  • All those sweet colors make me think of spring! And yes, I was alarmed about the 100+ drops…thanks for the reassurance. 🙂

  • They really are beautiful colors for spring:) So glad you enjoy the post!

  • Audra

    We're going to test this out tonight. I have an box of food dye colors from last Easter that I never used. I'm in love with the jordan almond color!

  • Hey Audra! That is a pretty color….just a hint of blue. Please let us know how it turns out. Good Luck!! 🙂

  • Wow! So interesting! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to start making creative cupcakes with this color tool!

    xx Marianne Y

  • Anonymous

    Crazy cool!

  • Marianne – You are so welcome! We would love to see those cupcakes:)

  • Thank you so much for sharing! This is just awesome!