Making True Red Icing Turns Out Pink!!

Decorating By Jennifer9800 Updated 29 Jun 2007 , 4:48am by Steady2Hands

Jennifer9800 Posted 29 Jun 2007 , 4:07am
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How do I make my icing truely red? It always looks fushia. I know wilton sells it in the tube but it tastes pretty bad and i need much more than that. I also don't want to add soo much red to icing or fondant that it dies everyone red!! HELP!! icon_cry.gif

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miriel Posted 29 Jun 2007 , 4:13am
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cakenutz Posted 29 Jun 2007 , 4:27am
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I'd use ameri color sold on here and get the super red icing should get redder as it sits.

Steady2Hands Posted 29 Jun 2007 , 4:29am
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Does it look fushia after the icing has dried on the cake or just while you're mixing it?

When coloring red icing you can make it a fushia/dark pink color and it will dry red. It also helps to color the icing red a few days before you need it and it will deepen as it sits.

Jennifer9800 Posted 29 Jun 2007 , 4:37am
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It's fushia when wet. It still doesnt look like a true RED after it dries though. It gets better but not like the little decorators tubes of red you can buy. That's the red I like.

Steady2Hands Posted 29 Jun 2007 , 4:48am
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What I usually do is mix plenty of the Wilton "No Taste" Red and then I add a little Wilton "Red Red". Here's a couple of cakes I did mixing those reds together:

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