By Susanne Koenig

Making purple frosting isn't difficult and can be made with the simplest of supplies and using plain white frosting, either homemade or store-bought. Make sure that you add your colors slowly to get exactly the right shade, as it's much easier to darken your frosting than to lighten it.

Purple Cupcake frosted
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Making purple frosting is a quick and easy way to make your baked goods special.

Step 1

Take 1/2 cup (or one stick) of room temperature butter and place it an bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.

Step 2

Add in 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract with 2 tbsp milk. Beat on high until blended. Add more milk if your frosting is too stiff, one tablespoon at a time.

Step 3

Place 1 cup of powdered sugar into the mixture and beat until blended. Repeat until all the powdered sugar is combined.

Step 4

Beat until fluffy and then add 10 drops of red food coloring for every five drops of blue coloring. Add color until you achieve your desired hue.