I'm a novice making bright red cupcakes to be decorated as ladybugs. I'm hoping to use the "Scrumptious Strawberry lemonade cupcakes" and making the frosting she suggests: "The Decorator Cream Cheese" with 1/2 lemon juice added for tartness.
Can I use Wilton's red paste coloring in the frosting and have successful results?
Hi, I think you could use 'No Taste' Red from Wilton, let the frosting several hours/overnight, as the colour will deepen. Still you will need plenty of the colour to get the ladybug red. HTH.
Some start coloring the frosting orange or pink first and then add the red. I used Americolor orange and then added the Americolor red to get a deep red needed for a cupcake cake. I had my husband taste the frosting to see if he could taste the red and he said he it tasted fine.
I have been having a problem with this too. The lady who owns the cake decorating shop here told me that what she does (she use to have a bakery) is use the powdered coloring. She says that you still use a good bit but it doesn't leave the bitter taste. Haven't tried it yet but I am going to.
Super Red from Americolor !! This is THE best ! You don't have the put the entire bottle in your icing..! For a deeper color, make it the night before... I did a Elmo cake 2 years ago!
I needed red and used strawberry and cherry kool-aid (2 different times) to help acheive the color. I still had to add some Wilton red to it but not nearly as much with out the kool-aid. HTH