How Can I Make Red Frosting?

Decorating By crystal_sweeetmom Updated 30 Aug 2008 , 2:49pm by kakeladi

crystal_sweeetmom Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 4:27am
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My Aunt wants me to make a Rebel Flag cake but My red always turns out pink !! What can I use to make it Red? I use wilton paste for coloring.

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gr8_seamstress Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 4:31am
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Start by coloring icing a deep pink. Then add red color. You will get a deeper red this way. Also color seems to deepen with time. I make my icing at least the day before I need it. That way the color has time to develop.

kakeladi Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 2:49pm
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Yup ..... armywife is righticon_smile.gif
Starting w/a pink base will allow you to use less of the red gel color. Also if you use Americolor gels you will get a better red. It's well worth the investment.,

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