If you know someone who has a passion for the color turquoise, little could be more appropriate for a birthday than a cake covered in that color. Gather some simple ingredients and mix up the frosting for a cake your friends, family and guests will find uniquely appealing.

Spoon one batch of white frosting into a large mixing bowl.

Put 6 drops of sky blue food coloring into the frosting. Add 1 drop of lemon yellow food coloring.

Mix the frosting and food colorings together until they are entirely uniform in color. The color will be a light turquoise color. If you like this color, frost the cake. If the color is too light, darken it with more coloring.

Continue adding more food coloring until it is dark enough. Add 6 drops of sky blue and 1 drop of lemon yellow every time, then stir to test the color.


Don't vary the recipe of 6 drops blue to 1 drop yellow or the color will come out some other shade beside turquoise.

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Victoria Bailey

Victoria Bailey owned and managed restaurants for 25 years, from an award-winning gourmet bistro to a pre-hipster artisan coffee house. She's constantly following food and wine trends and has even created her own private coffee bean blend. Bailey's work has been published in a number of industry magazines, and she literally wrote the book (well, one of them) on opening a neighborhood pizza restaurant.