Help With Red

Decorating By phoufer Updated 1 Mar 2009 , 2:31am by flourbud

phoufer Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 3:18pm
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I am making a Thomas Cake and am having problems with colouring the fondant red. I know there are threads about this but my computer is acting weird and won't let me search. I don't have americolors available so can anyone tell me which wilton gels to combine to get a real red? I have to have this cake done today.


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kakeladi Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 3:33pm
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Start by using a base color like orange, dk pink or yellow. Then add any red you have. Keep kneading ...... if it gets sticky knead in some powdered sugar.

phoufer Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 3:40pm
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thank you!!

mamacc Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 6:11pm
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It helps to wear gloves so you can really load the color on. You have to use a LOT more color than you'd think. After you get the base color, I've found it helps to use a combo of the wilton no taste red, and also the wilton red-red. This helps cut down on the yucky taste.

flourbud Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 2:31am
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To get a true deep red I used Wilton no-taste red AND Americolor Super Red.

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