How to Make Mauve Icing


Mauve icing is a type of food coloring that can make many different types of pastries. The color it produces is often called “mauve” due to its similarity to the flower. Mauve icing can be made using either white sugar or corn syrup as an ingredient, but it usually contains only one type of liquid to produce a strong enough color for use on cakes and cookies.

It has been shown that mauve icing will have the best results when mixed with simple syrup, making this particular recipe so delicious! In this article, I will discuss how to make mauve icing. So let us get started.

How to Make Mauve Icing

A Detailed Stepwise Guide on How to Make Mauve Icing:

Step 1

Take one c. white sugar, 1/4 c. cocoa, and two tbs water. Mix them in a pan over heat on the stove at medium heat.

Step 2

Stir continually until you have a thick liquid but can still pour off your spoon quickly when held vertically above the pan (it should look like chocolate syrup). If this has not happened after 10 minutes of cooking, it probably won’t happen for you – take it off the heat and set it aside to cool down, then move on to step three!

Step 3

Once your liquid is cooled down enough so that its texture doesn’t burn you (test by touching with your finger), mix in 1 tsp vanilla extract and three drops of red food coloring. Stir continually until the liquid begins to have a buttermilk-like texture.

Step 4

Keep adding food coloring, one drop at a time, until your desired color is reached! You don’t need much food coloring because this icing can get very dark very quickly, so be careful not to overdo it!

Step 5

If you want light pink icing similar to boxed cupcakes, take two tbs of the liquid from step three and mix with one c. white sugar in your mixing bowl. Then add two tbs water and stir well until its texture becomes creamy (if it gets too thin, just add another tablespoon or two of sugar). Once it returns to average thickness, beat for 3 minutes on high speed until the icing has a tint to it. Stop here or keep going depending on how dark you want it!

Step 6

Beat in 1/4 c cocoa powder until well mixed, 3 minutes on high speed. Voila! This is mauve icing – try experimenting with different amounts of sugar, water, and food coloring for different shades of mauve icing!

Precautions While Making Mauve Icing:

It Is Made From Egg Whites and Milk

1. The nature of the ingredients determines what types of flowers are used in making mauve icing. One must observe cleanliness while working with this icing because it is made from egg whites and milk, which can result in food poisoning if not cleaned properly  

2. Those who have asthma should avoid using mauve because it will trigger their condition, causing difficulty in breathing

3. Avoid using metal utensils when mixing the ingredients to make mauve icing because metal utensils react with other components present, leading to discoloration of cake layers or other ingredients

4. Discuss any allergies one has before starting to bake cakes that require the use of mauve icing.

5. It is best to make mauve icing the night before it is needed because it takes time for the icing to set

6. Avoid using mauve icing when baking during summer because it will melt due to heat

7. If one is not satisfied with the results of making mauve icing, consult a baker instead

8. Adding corn syrup to make mauve icing works well because corn syrup prevents crystallization (the formation of butter separating from the liquid) of butter and sugar particles in mauve icing  

9. The ingredients must be beaten continuously while making mauve icing unless stated otherwise

10. Cream must be used after it has been allowed to come to room temperature, even though shortening can be used at any temperature(s).

It Takes Time for the Icing to Set

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Are The Uses of Mauve Icing?

Mauve icing is a medium-light purple color. Not as dark as royal purple and not quite as bright as lavender, mauve shades tend to be used in situations where you want to tint but not overpower with color. For example, light dusting over the top of cupcakes or even cakes can provide a very subtle color accent without being too obvious.

It provides tastes that are not too sweet, and it can be beneficial for those who have kids who prefer more miniature “sweet-tasting” desserts than adults do. This provides a great way to keep your kids happy while allowing you to enjoy still precisely what you want!

What is Food Coloring?

Food coloring is a dye or pigment that imparts color when it is added to food or drink. Food coloring, also known as E number E161(I-), is available in many forms consisting of liquids, powder, gels, and pastes.

What are the Uses of food Coloring?

The most common use of food coloring is to color sugar paste used for cake decoration. Cake decoration icing with nontoxic food colors is often easier to apply than liquid colors are. Other uses include frosting sheets and candy melts. Many industries rely on these products, including bakers, fruit juice processors, craftsmen, confectioners, and ice cream manufacturers.

It's Perfect for Cakes, Cupcakes, Macarons, Brownies

What Are The Benefits of Eating Mauve Icing?

Mauve icing is full of antioxidants and beta-carotene. It’s great for your skin, nails, and hair. There isn’t an expiry date on mauve icing as it lasts for a long time in the fridge. Mauve icing can be used to treat all kinds of ailments: allergies, depression, and even cancer! Whether you want to eat mauve or drink it (mixed with water or milk), you will benefit!

Mauve is an edible color that has the power to stimulate your imagination. It’s perfect for cakes, cupcakes, macarons, brownies… anything you can imagine! Many leading scientists believe mauve was the inspiration for the beautiful events in our history when people joined together with one mind and beat cancer, made peace in Northern Ireland, created Facebook and Twitter .

And finally, scientists have discovered that just looking at an object of a particular color makes you more aware of food with the same color. For example, staring at this bag of purple sweets helps me feel hungry.


I hope you have obtained all the necessary information on how to make mauve icing. Ensure all the precautions are correct. Thank you and have a nice day!

Jennifer Branett
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