Colour Mill 20ml & 100ml
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Not only will it dye Buttercream, Colour Mill is brilliant in Chocolate, Cake Batter, Ganache, Fondant & so many other kinds of baking!

Unlike gel colours, the Colour Mill unique blend loves the fats and oils in your baking.  The forumla is completely oil based, this allows the colouring to disperse through the sugar, eggs, and yes, you guessed it.. Butter too!
The Colour Mill colouring will dye every part of your Buttercream allowing you to achieve deep, dark and vibrant colours.

Colour Mill Advantages

  • 100% Allergen Free
  • 100% Oil Based (will disperse through baking more effectively)
  • Micro-milled (grain and streak free)
  • Created using Pigments instead of Dyes (far more resilient to fading).
  • Free of fillers & gums (this means more room for what we love)

It's so simple really.

RRP 20ml £7.99 - Purple Cupcakes £4.95 Colour Mill 20ml
RRP 100ml £24.99 - Purple Cupcakes £15.00 Colour Mill 100ml

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Available in 60 brilliant colours.  There is bound to be a colour to match your theme.  Use sparingly as the depth of colour does develop with time.

You can download a PDF file showing all the colours, their ingredients and whether they are VEGAN, KOSHER or HALAL by clicking here.

Baby Blue, Baby Pink, Black, Blue Bell, Blush, Burgundy, Candy Pink, Caramel, Chocolate, Clay, Cobolt, Coffee, Concrete Grey, Coral, Denim, Dusk, Emerald Green, Eucalyptus, Forest, Fuchsia, Grape, Green, Hot Pink, Kiwi, Latte, Lavender, Lemon,  Lilac, Lime, Mango, Mauve, Melon, Merlot, Midnight, Mint, Mustard, Navy, Nude, Ocean, Olive, Orange, Peach, Peeble, Purple, Raspberry, Red, Rose, Royal, Rust, Sage, Sand, Sea Mist, Sky Blue, Sunset, Taupe, Teal, Tiffany, Violet, White and Yellow.

So how does it work?
"Unlike conventional gel colours, the Colour Mill unique blend loves the fats & oils in your baking.
Best in Buttercream, Swiss Meringue, Chocolate, Cake Batter, Ganache, Fondant & many more".

The Science behind Colour Mill
Most colourings are water-based gels. Manufacturers mix water, thickeners and colour together to create their product.
Have they worked? Yes.
Do they still work? Sort of!

Since 'The Age of Buttercream' we're finding that colourings are becoming less effective in our baking.
Let's take Swiss Meringue Buttercream for example..
40% of your SMBC recipe is Butter (oil) and you're adding gel colouring (water) to dye it?
We all know that water and oil can't mix.. So why are we doing it!?
Your gel colour will dye the sugar in your buttercream (40%) but will it dye the butter? No. So you're adding your gel which can only dye 60% of remaining product and wondering why the results aren't great.



  • Swiss Meringue
  • Buttercream
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Fondant
  • Ganache
  • Cake Batter
  • Royal Icing
  • Anything else containing delicious fats & oils.

Tips & Tricks

Colour Mill is free of thickeners and gums, this means our colours may settle over time. It is best to give the bottle a good shake to mix through before use.
Take it easy! Remember our colours will develop over time. To bring your colours to life, we suggest colouring and allowing to sit overnight (these will give the most rich & vibrant results).

Get creative!
Cake decorating is all about experimenting and expressing yourself, don't be afraid to mix the colours, add into different mediums and try new things!

Please tag our Instagram #purplecupcakes so we can see all of your wonderful creations.

Can I colour chocolate using Colour Mill?
Of course, colouring is best for any products containing oil.

Do Colour Mill colours contain any Allergens like Gluten or Nuts?
No, our products are completely allergen free.

Which mediums will Colour Mill products not work in?
Products which are effected by oil, like macarons or products which are high in water. Remember Colour Mill Colours work best by mixing into fats and oils.