Colored Frostings

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Oxmoor House


3 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 to 6 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 drops each of green, yellow, red, and blue liquid food coloring


Stir together powdered sugar and melted butter. Add milk to reach desired consistency for drizzling; stir in vanilla. Divide frosting into 3 batches, tinting 1 green, 1 yellow, and combining red and blue food coloring for purple frosting.

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Oxmoor House

April 2005
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