Red Buttercream Icing

Decorating By Treena Updated 12 Jul 2009 , 1:27am by lchris

Treena Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 3:14pm
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Well, I'm on my 3rd cake now and need more help. I read somewhere once what color to add so that your red is deeper; but I can't remember it. Anyone know what it is. Thanks!

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mjk350 Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 3:42pm
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I have added pink in first. That will make red a deeper color.

Sweetriley Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 4:58pm
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I think the brand of color makes a huge difference. I used to use Wilton colors but had to use so much and the color wasn't very deep. I switched to Americolor and it's been great. Their "Super Red" achieves a really dark color and you only have to use a little bit.

tonedna Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 5:11pm
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I love chefmasters super red..
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cs_confections Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 5:13pm
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Add a drop of purple to deepen the red. I learned that on here, tried it, and...it worked like a charm! Also, letting it sit in the fridge overnight helped it darken, too.

I used Americolor Super Red - I forgot to tint it pink first, but it still worked.

Treena Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 1:21am
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Thank you for the help.

icer101 Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 1:27am
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i love all of chefmasters colors. and i love bakerycraft red red.. earlene moore got us all on that one.

lchris Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 1:27am
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For my super heros cake, I used Americolor super red. Worked great! I made it the night before so it would darken some, but I don't think it did...

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