How Do I Get My Gumpaste Red!! Please Help

Decorating By mprout Updated 13 Jul 2008 , 12:24am by tiggy2

mprout Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 10:58pm
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I'm making roses for a wedding cake next week and I can't get them red enough. Every time I roll the gumpaste out it starts to look pink. Can I paint them?????? icon_cry.gif

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tiggy2 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:06pm
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Yes, you can airbrush them or you can color your gumpaste with chefmaster liqua gel color and get a true red. You might also try powdered color.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:09pm
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Use pink or orange to colour your paste first, then add the red. It will take less colour to achieve a true red that way. Good luck!

pinklesley1 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:16pm
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red and black are the two hardest colors to get...
i agree ... start with pink, and then add the red, if not you will be using a TON of RED...

what i opt for when i need red or black i go opt for buying it premade

pinklesley1 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:16pm
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red and black are the two hardest colors to get...
i agree ... start with pink, and then add the red, if not you will be using a TON of RED...

what i opt for when i need red or black i go opt for buying it premade

tiggy2 Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 12:24am
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You can get a true red or black instantly with chefmaster and use very little compared to wilton and americolor. No need to start with another color first.

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