angief Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 12:31am
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I have an anniversary cake to make this week and they have asked for details in a Ruby Red shade. I'll be using all buttercream icing. Can anyone tell me what I need to add to red icing to achieve this color? Or do I make it with something besides red?

Thanks!
Angie

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paolacaracas Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 12:58am
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airbrushing is the best way to achive a very shiny ruby red, see my photos for a really red cake, but mine is fondant

milal Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 1:17am
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i used alot of americolor red and it was red, try that.

angief Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 1:43am
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Whenever I use a lot of red it just ends up being a bright red. The lady described the color as a deep, dark red. I didn't know if I added black or purple to red icing if it would help darken it a little. Has anyone tried that?

doescakestoo Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 1:48am
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For a darker red I just add a smiggin of black, for OK Sooner red I use the violet. HTH Just remember the color gets darker the longer it sits.

DianaMarieMTV Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 1:56am
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Depending on the flavor of the cake and/or how much of the ruby red is going onto it, I have added black cherry koolaid to my buttercream/royal and gotten good results. A nice deep, dark red. It smells and tastes like cherries though, so that may or may not work out.

ladybuglau Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 2:45am
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Originally Posted by doescakestoo

For a darker red I just add a smiggin of black, for OK Sooner red I use the violet. HTH Just remember the color gets darker the longer it sits.



I currently have bright red hands from trying to make my fondant red a little while ago (ran out of gloves!) but I agree, I would add a teeny bit of black too!

Wendoger Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 2:52am
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I added brown to my americolor super red to get a deep red and it worked out for me.
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