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How to make flesh colored frosting

Updated April 13, 2017

Novelty cakes have become increasingly popular over the years because of the certain character and atmosphere that they bring to any party. A novelty cake usually has a humorous theme. Your cake could be in the shape of a face or any other body part, for example. Making flesh colour frosting is part of the challenge.

Fill a bowl with white icing with the amount of icing that you are going to need for your cake.

Dip your toothpick into the orange colouring. Dip a separate one in the pink food colouring.

Stir the white icing with the colour-dipped toothpick for a few circulations. Once you have done this, stir in the orange colouring in the same way. Then stir up the icing with a stirring utensil and wait for a few minutes to make sure the colour has taken. Because orange added to pink is a similar colour to flesh, it may only take one application. However, it will most likely be too light on first application. Repeat this process several times until the colour is satisfactory. It may take several stirrings to darken the colour enough to make your flesh colour. Equal parts pink and pale peach should yield flesh colouring. If the colour gets too dark, simply add a drop of white food colouring to the mix, which will lighten the mixture.

Things You'll Need

  • Toothpick
  • Bowl
  • White Icing
  • Orange and pink food-colouring
  • Stirring utensil
  • White food colouring (optional)
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Cameron Burry has been writing professionally since 2006. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Lakeland College for English and writing, and holds two degrees from Murray State University: one in creative writing and one in English literature.