Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images

Champagne colored icing gives a subtle hint of elegance to any occasion, like a wedding or anniversary party. Your guests will be wowed by the beautiful color that you can achieve with a simple recipe. Most of the ingredients you probably have in your cabinets and, for the items you don’t have, you can go to your local craft store or food supply store.

Mix shortening and butter on medium speed with a mixer. Add vanilla and milk and blend together thoroughly until mixture is fluffy.

Sift powdered sugar twice in a bowl. Add about 1 cup of powdered sugar to the fluffy mixture. Mix together thoroughly. Continue until all powdered sugar is in the mixture.

Take a toothpick and dip into the ivory food coloring paste. Add the paste on the toothpick to the icing and blend together.

Dip a new toothpick into the tan coloring paste about half way. Add the paste to the icing. Blend together thoroughly. Keep adding the tan paste until desired color is reached.

About the Author

Ashley Eby

Ashley Eby has been a freelance writer since 2010 and has been published on eHow. Ashley mostly writes about keeping up with home life and has done research on furthering education via Pell grants. Eby is currently enrolled at Ashford University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in teaching.