Can Anyone Tel Me How To Make Red/black Icing For Mickey Mou

Decorating By LissaAnn Updated 14 Apr 2008 , 11:00pm by LissaAnn

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LissaAnn Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 2:52am
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I am having trouble making red and black icing color my red looks pink and my black looks gray can anyone help me please?

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springlakecake Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 11:42am
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Americolor gels work great for coloring. You can buy them at almost any online cake supply. They are inexpensive too. They really beat the wilton colors.

For the black I would start with chocolate icing though. You wont need to add some much black.....and you wont have black teeth.

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scgriffiths Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 11:52am
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It helps to mix the colours well in advance, because they will darken over time. Mix them the night before if you are able to.

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scgriffiths Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 11:55am
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And a big welcome to CC, LissaAnne!!

Here is the list of acronyms...you'll find it helpful!
http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926.html

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lucia Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 12:03pm
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I did a mickey cake and found (as previously mentioned) AmeriColor worked best - I found that I still need to use more than I would normally use to get the right colour for Mickey.

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Bellatheball Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 1:23pm
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I just did a Mickey Mouse cake (it's in my photos if you're interested in seeing the colors). I used the no taste red from Wilton. It does deepen with time. I also used Wilton's black. It took a TON of paste but I was able to get it very black. It looks a bit dark gray in my picture but that's because I didn't brush off the extra powdered sugar in time for the photo.

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LissaAnn Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 11:00pm
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Thank you all so much these tips has really helped! thumbs_up.gif

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