The Color Of Elmo...help!

Decorating By newbiecakemaker Updated 13 Sep 2008 , 1:06pm by sambugjoebear

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newbiecakemaker Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 7:08pm
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I can NOT get the color right. Anyone that has made one want to let me know how to do it? Thanks so much! I am running out of time!!

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KHalstead Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 8:56pm
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what brand of icing color are you using??? That could be the culprit......also if you don't feel it's dark enough, usually by waiting about 20 min. or so and the color will darken a bit more

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sarah0418 Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 9:05pm
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I used the Wilton no taste red. I had to add quite a bit and let it sit for a while....actually, then next day when the cake was served, the red was very dark.

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tlreetz Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 9:09pm
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Red and Black buttercream should always set for 24 hours to achieve the full depth of color. Don't get too much color in there or it will be too dark. Put a cover on it and let it set.

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practiceandpatience Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 11:58am
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I used wilton Red Red for my elmo. When I need to use red BC, I always mix up the red one day in advance to allow time for the color to deepen. I also find that if my BC is a stiffer consistency, I am able to achieve a deeper color.

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sambugjoebear Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 1:06pm
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One trick I learned from here also is to start with Orange coloring. That way you don't have to add as much Red. Then when You think you've got the right amount, let it set out for a while for the color to deepen. Good luck! icon_smile.gif

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