Tip Tuesday

Tip

Tuesday

|Coloring|

Coloring your buttercream and fondant can quickly become a mess and add up over time if you don’t use the right tools. Have you ever colored your ingredients with a toothpick? I have and it is annoying! I can only pick up a bit of color on the small tip and the second I put it into my buttercream, I have to throw it away. When I am working with custom color palettes and there is lots of creating colors, I can go through a lot of toothpicks.

One day, while doing something totally unrelated, I stumbled across tiny dessert spoons and had an epiphany. They were perfect. Little plastic spoons, just the right size to fit into a color gel bottle and best of all, they are washable. A bag of 100 cost me about $3.00 and last me about 1 1/2 years. At first blush that may not seem like a lot but when running a business, every penny counts. You can even use these tiny spoons for other things I’m sure, just make sure to hand wash them instead of throwing them in the dishwasher to maximize their overall lifetime

tiny spoons

Tiny dessert spoons

to create this color combination I used 19 spoons. Had I used toothpicks, I would’ve chosen a different palette to avoid the hassle