Help!!! Need Cake Done In 2 Hours!!!

Decorating By weberm05 Updated 22 Jun 2008 , 6:47pm by tonedna

weberm05 Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 2:09pm
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My red icing is not turning red!!!!!!! I made red icing before and no problems. I used like the whole container of no taste red...still pinkish...used the rest of christmas red....still pinkish....it's for about 2 2 1/2 cups of icing!!!!

Please hlep....any advice...thanks!

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susieq76 Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 2:14pm
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Run to the store and buy red red.

Tellis12 Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 5:39pm
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It gets darker the more it sits so there is a good chance that in 2 hrs it will be red.

apetricek Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 5:52pm
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try to make it pink first, then add your red. Make sure you get no taste, or use gel because too much it will taste terrible. It does darken the more it sits...

JulieB Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 5:56pm
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Well, that's a lot of icing, so it would figure it would take a lot of color.

Someone told me once if they were making red, they put a package of red Kool-Aid in the icing. Of course, it would obviously flavor the icing, but it might help.

If I'm doing red, I will very often just buy the red icing.

But yeah, it darkens as it sits.

Children Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 6:05pm
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This works instantly....it does darken as it sits but it is usable immediately.

First take white icing and add yellow......mix well. Then add orange....mix well. Then add red.......personallly I would use Americolor if you have it but if not the wilton will work.. HTH. icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:05am
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It wont help you today but in the future use chefmaster liqua gel color anbd you will get red instantly without using very much color. Their colors are very vibrant and it takes very little.

wgoat5 Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 1:32am
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

It wont help you today but in the future use chefmaster liqua gel color anbd you will get red instantly without using very much color. Their colors are very vibrant and it takes very little.





I swear by Chefmaster red and black.. need VERY little to make the color vibrant icon_smile.gif

SweetResults Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 6:15pm
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Did it darken up enough over time? It usually does - it never seems red enough until you are done icon_smile.gif

CakeDiva73 Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 6:26pm
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I have learned that anytime I need red or black icing, I make it a day ahead since it really darkens as it sits. (sorry, no help right now)

I bought Americolor Red Red, or maybe it was super red online and it worked well. I also like to mix all my red brands together, it seems to work faster and darker.

tonedna Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 6:47pm
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I use super red from chefmaster.. icon_biggrin.gif
Edna.. icon_biggrin.gif

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