What Coloring To Use To Get Apple Red?

Decorating By ttehan4 Updated 22 Jun 2009 , 12:26pm by ttehan4

ttehan4 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:31am
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Im trying to color gumpaste an apple red color or a pretty red for roses. Ive used no taste red and not real happy with the amount of color needed and not a realistic red. I got ateco super red gel in squeeze bottle and used very little to accomplish the color but its more of a orangish red. Any suggestions? I have to do 40 large gumpaste rose in the next day or so along with 4 other cakes. 3 - 3 tiers and a carved cake - so im stressing!

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curiegas Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:42am
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If you have access to Americolor gels, you can try their Super Red. It turns out great.


ttehan4 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:12am
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I thought my cake store that I shop had the americolors and I was really wanting to try that brand, but they didnt or they were just out. I think I will call tomorrow and ask. Thanks

BakeLoveMom Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:20am
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I made red roses from gumpaste on a cake in my pics, I made them white and then painted them with americolor tulip red/red luster dust and clear vanilla, I mixed all 3 together, it worked perfectly. Hope that helps.


SJ169 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:21am
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Ditto that! I use the Americolor super red and it works really well, if your local store doesnt carry it you can also order them online .

chefjess819 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:24am
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try adding one drop of yellow to say 6 drops of red, or if using paste or gel, get the "unrealistic" color red going then add a touch of yellow. it should get a pretty rose color going. HTH! icon_cool.gif

ttehan4 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 12:26pm
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Thanks. Im going to give the yellow a try. icon_smile.gif

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