How To Obtain Cranberry Coloring

Baking By pinkbox Updated 28 Jan 2009 , 12:30am by Honeydukes

pinkbox Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 9:51pm
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I was wondering how do you obtain the cranberry red coloring or apple red coloring... using wilton reds? I know they have different hues...

my delimma is that I have to match the RI piping to the bow and ribboin that will be cascasding down the cake

any suggestions, advice??

I've gotten away with steering my brides away from red... but now its catching up with me icon_smile.gif

Any help is appreciated icon_smile.gif

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Honeydukes Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 9:37am
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According to my Americolor chart you get Cranberry when you mix Maroon with Super Red.

They recommend you start with Maroon (base) icing and add Super Red colored icing (complimentary color.)

I found this chart online (it's a little fuzzy):
http://marquefoods.com/newatmf_files/AC.pdf

shiney Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 2:01pm
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Honey, you amaze me! You can find anything on the web!

dmich Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 2:23pm
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Wow, great chart! Thanks for sharing that.

yankeegal Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 8:51pm
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Originally Posted by shiney

Honey, you amaze me! You can find anything on the web!




I agree! You are the "Encyclopedia Brown" of all things related to decorating! Thanks... icon_smile.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 1:18pm
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If you don't have maroon, you can get the color by adding a touch of green to red icing.

And Honeydukes never fails to amaze me with her ability to post links to all things decorating...and then some! Definitely a wonderful resource here on CC!

pinkbox Posted 27 Jan 2009 , 8:58pm
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Thank you Honeydukes and everyone... that helps alot!! Im going to give it a try with gumpaste today...

Thank you for the chart... I will keep it near and dear!!

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Honeydukes Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 12:30am
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I agree! You are the "Encyclopedia Brown" of all things related to decorating! Thanks... icon_smile.gif



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