Elmo Red?

Decorating By fondantfrenzy Updated 21 Mar 2009 , 12:51pm by fisher9900

fondantfrenzy Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 7:38pm
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Does anyone know what colors would be best to make the right color of red for elmo,,,,,he is kinda red orangy...should i put some orange in there?

Any help or ideas would be great!!!

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Kitagrl Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 7:58pm
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Tulip Red (Americolor) is great.... or just regular red, lots of it! Actually his nose is orange so the straight red will make a nice Elmo color. Let the buttercream sit for a bit to get a nice deep color.

fondantfrenzy Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 9:50pm
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Thank you so much!!!!!

kakeladi Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:18pm
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I suggest you start by tinting your your icing orange then add whatever red color you have. That makes it much easier to get a red color and it will blend w/the orange of his nose bettericon_smile.gif
Mix it up at least the night before you need it. The color will deepen in that time.

fondantfrenzy Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 6:27am
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that is an awesome idea..thanks for the hint with the orange....

fisher9900 Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 12:51pm
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I used the Tulip Red, and started out with a base of pink buttercream. It does need to sit a while for the color to darken, but in the end you will get the red you desire. See my Elmo cake below, I have had to do Elmo 2 times now, I really like using the Tulip Red.

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