Red Royal Icing Help!

Decorating By amybunce Updated 20 Mar 2009 , 6:13am by hazelnut77

amybunce Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:34am
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I am making royal icing right now and I can't get it red. I'm using Wilton Christmas Red but it looks pink. I've used almost the whole jar. It works fine in the buttercream I made. Will it darken as it hardens? Should I go ahead and use it? The royal and buttercream roses will be on the same cake, different levels, but I don't want pink.

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patticakesnc Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 3:28am
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Red Making dark red icing can be a challenge. Make your icing a day ahead of time. That dark pink icing will darken over time and turn into the red you need if you give it 24 hours.

I got that from :
http://www.cakecentral.com/article2-How-To-Color-Your-Icing.html

misabel99 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 4:20am
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you need super red from americolor.

hazelnut77 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 6:13am
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I second that misabel..

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