How Do I Get A Deep Red Color

Decorating By cakesbyjulie2 Updated 6 Oct 2008 , 4:44pm by tiggy2

cakesbyjulie2 Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 6:31pm
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I need a deep red for a cake I bought burgenday coloring but it seems to come out deep pink. Should I start with and ivory base or a chocolate base to achive the right shade ??

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kakeladi Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 9:45pm
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http://forum.cakecentral.com/bright-red-buttercream-ftopicp-6112539.html#6112539

Check out the info in the above link.
Add some red OR brown to your deep pink.
Try not to start w/ivory or white.......it will take sooooo much coloring the icing probably will taste bitter icon_sad.gif

loves2bake Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 3:27am
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Red Kool-aide works great! Just check with your customs about flavor choices first.. I have made this mistake and all my beautiful hard work went right to the trash because customer didn't like the icing flavor icon_rolleyes.gif

tiggy2 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:44pm
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Chefmaster liqua gel colors are concentrated and you don't have to wait hours for them to intensify. It takes very little and no bitter taste. That's what I use for the catsup on my hamburger cake in my photos if you want to check it out.

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