Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shades of...Pink! (Works for Me Wednesday)

Pink!  Pink, pink, pink!  PINK!!!
Forget Fifty Shades of Grey; we're talking PINK, people.  {PS...having not read FSoG, but having *heard* about it, it totally creeps me out to sit next to someone on an airplane who is reading it.  I rather NOT know that about you, total stranger.  Airplanes are for John Grisham or Michael Crichton. The end.}

OK.  Pink.  Did you know that you had so many choices?  I'm showing you here four pinks.  All AmeriColor brand. I love, love, love AmeriColor.
  • soft pink
  • dusty rose
  • deep pink
  • electric pink

Most often when I'm making pink cookies, I'll reach for Deep Pink.  It's vibrant, bright, and perfect for almost everything.  I think it has a little bit of a blue undertone. (But what do I know?)

Soft Pink is, well, softer.  In the pictures, I'm showing it pretty saturated, but I use it when I want a light, not to vibrant pink. It looks to have more yellow in it than the Deep Pink.

Dusty Rose.  Just those words remind me of tea time and wallpaper from the 1980's.  Shown here, it's really saturated, but a little lighter and is makes a *perfect* ballet slipper color.  And...roses.

Electric Pink.  This is a really fun color.  I use it when I want my cookies to SCREAM pink.  Not neon, but definitely bright.  It's Deep Pink kicked up a notch.

Of course, the colors will vary depending on the amount of icing and the amount of color you use. I never measure out icing and food coloring, but the colors you see here are a heaping 1/4 cup of royal icing mixed with about 1/8 teaspoon food coloring.  Give or take. :)

Pink...works for me!




35 comments:

  1. Pretty sure I can't decide on which pink I love most. Dusty colors are just "so me", but the electric pink (or as I used to say in 2nd grade Hot Cool Pink, was just, like, SO my signature color. *smacks gum* :) Love these W4MW posts Bridget. ~Megan

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  2. Giggling ;-)
    Perhaps that flight attendant thought I was a 50 Shades reader? :-) LOL

    MISS YOU

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  3. Pink is my all time favorite color and I just adore Americolor brand gel paste. My favorite is the electric pink. Maybe because I'm an 80's kid.

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  4. My fav is deep pink,..:) happy baking

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  5. I want to FRAME all of these photos and put them in my kitchen!!

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  6. I need to get my hands on some americolor. I keep hearing how much better it is than wilton.

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  7. Such a great visual aid!! And LOL about the plane reading!! I have not read that 'other' book as well! :)

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  8. Oh goodness, I always just use a tiny bit of red when I want to make pink. I think that explains a few things about the state of my cookies haha. I need to look into this!

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  9. Americolor is definitely the only way to go! Personally, I was very surprised at the lack of softness in soft pink. I bought it do some some baby girl cookies and it came out much, much brighter than I expected, it was hot pink to me. This was before I had bought into the "Yes, you really DO need white food coloring" theory (totally a convert now, though) so I guess that could've softened it up? I haven't tried to use it again.

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  10. Everything is pretty in pink! :)

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  11. Pretty pretty pink icing. =)

    I currently use Wilton gel colors, but I need to make the transition to Americolor!

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  12. Very Pretty in Pink and as for FSoG...not on an airplane!! I must agree! People Magazine yes.

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  13. Pink will be my go to Valentines color this year after my red mittens went all blotchy this past Christmas....cry cry!!! LOL I can't stress over red again!

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  14. I can't wait to show this post to my daughter. She loves all things pink. I see a multi pink cake in our future.
    ~ Caroline @ the wanna be country girl

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  15. ugh. i preordered your cookbook and I still haven't made anything! ugh maybe I'll use these pinks for vday cookies!

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  16. I have had that SAME thought about people reading on airplanes! People are lucky these days because they can hide what they are reading by using an e-reader... but maybe the accountability of yesteryear was a GOOD thing!

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  17. Oh this is so helpful Bridget. Being a PINK girl, I feel like I should be better informed! I've always used the soft pink from Americolor, but I prefer the pink from Wilton because it's a much pretty pink. Now looking at your photos, I will have to start using deep pink as that is the color I most prefer. I thought I would have to go buy some and yet, I look in my little icing color cupboard and there it is. VERY excited to give it a try tomorrow. Thanks sweetie! Cristin

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  18. I just LOVED this post and I loved all of the PINK! I have never used Americolor before so I will have to try it! Thank you for the post!

    ♥ Samantha
    http://busysweetlife.blogspot.com

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  19. I always have electric pink in my baking cupboard! Its just the best!

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  20. I think I may have had a comforter made out of that dusty rose!!! Love all of those.

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  21. Okay so I had to go look up the plot of FSoG on wiki ................. ewwwwww! Who wants to read about that??? But super duper tips on the pink :)

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  22. Ha! I hear you on that book. I haven't read it either but I live on a lake and when I saw my neighbors at the beach this summer, with that book, I was kinda grossed out.

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  23. Coincidentally, I was searching for this information just earlier today. I'm in the process of doing some cookies for a friend's baby shower, and I tried to mix colors to get to "fuschia" and it's just not cutting it. Every time I look at those cookies, I feel sad. I'm wondering if I need to start fresh and go straight to the deep pink (a color I don't yet have...).

    Thanks for this insight!

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  24. So cute! The shade are pretty indeed, now I know where to buy colors for this coming hearts day when I bake. So excited. :) Got my eye on your next posts.

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  25. oh so much prettiness! it never occurred to me to try different shades of pink. i just end up using deep pink coz it's the brightest...hehe

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  26. I know what you mean about fifty shades of gray. It creeps me out and i feel embarassed for the people who say it's a great book. *sigh* that trilogy has become something to laugh at. I think someone came out with a bookcalled fifty shades of chicken or something like that.

    Anyways, i love these shades of pink. They are so pretty and girly :)

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  27. I saw someone reading it on the train and I had the same thought. It just grossed me out.

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  28. My favorite is the dusty rose! What I beautiful, slightly muted shade of pink! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  29. And they've just announced that because pink does not occur in a rainbow, there is no "pink" light,and therefore there is not color pink. This is a true fact. Has the scientific community never seen a giant box of Crayola crayons, for Heaven's sake?

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  30. The color pink, I think it can make the eyes and feeling so comfortable.

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  31. Lovely pink color! it gives inspiration for my valentines project baking.

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  32. Electric Pink is my fav :)

    ~ Jamie-Leigh
    http://confessionsofaprimarkaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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