Help Coloring Red Bc, Please!

Decorating By KristasCakes Updated 2 May 2008 , 7:43am by KristasCakes

KristasCakes Posted 1 May 2008 , 5:13pm
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I have had horrible luck coloring buttercream icing red. I do have an airbrush machine that I use for cakes, but I'm getting ready to do cupcakes with a design that won't airbrush well.

Can anyone give me suggestions on getting bright red buttercream icing? What brand of color? Gel vs. powder?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Petit-four Posted 1 May 2008 , 5:27pm
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If you color it with Wilton orange (doesn't take much) then add no-taste Wilton red, you will get a bright red color without a lot of dye. Let it sit awhile - overnight if you can -- to get the full color development. Hope this helps.

KristasCakes Posted 2 May 2008 , 7:43am
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Great advice....I will give it a shot. Thanks so much for your response.

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