Yucky Tasting Red Dyed Bc Help Please!!!

Decorating By Amanda80 Updated 12 Oct 2008 , 10:30pm by LoriMc

Amanda80 Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 7:03pm
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Ok, the last time I made a red dyed BC it had a yucky after taste.. Is there a way to make red icing without it having a after taste??? I've been using the wilton coloring.. Can anyone please help icon_cry.gif ,because I'm making a cake this next weekend that needs to be red.. Thanks

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Cake_Princess Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by Amanda80

Ok, the last time I made a red dyed BC it had a yucky after taste.. Is there a way to make red icing without it having a after taste??? I've been using the wilton coloring.. Can anyone please help icon_cry.gif ,because I'm making a cake this next weekend that needs to be red.. Thanks





Use No Taste Red

LoriMc Posted 11 Oct 2008 , 10:39pm
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Try a brand other than Wilton. I like Americolor Super Red. I like to add the coloring 4-5 days ahead of using the icing. Let it sit and the color should darken. I usually add as much red as I can before it starts really having an aftertaste. I think it is impossible to have bright red icing without an aftertaste personally. I see bright red cakes on here sometimes and wonder if they taste bitter.

lvspaisley Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 9:30pm
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I second the No Taste Red.

I also use the Americolor Super Red, but I have gotten a bitter taste with it as well, though not as a bad as with the Wilton color.

LoriMc Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 10:30pm
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I have a lot of old Wilton colors. How long do you think they last? Anybody know? There isn't an expiration date.

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