Dark Colored Icing

Decorating By Mimascakes Updated 26 Jul 2009 , 9:05pm by AnitaK

Mimascakes Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 4:23pm
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How do you get the real dark colors like red, blue and green in the buttercream? I had to make a fire truck for my grandsons birthday, and I must have put in 6 tubes of the red gel dye, plus a whole container of the red paste dye, and it still looked like a dark pink! icon_sad.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 4:30pm
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Hmmm.not sure what brand you are using but the Americolor Super Red does not require that much to get a great dark red.Wilton colors generally take the whole bottle and sometimes make the icing taste yucky.When you say tubes...what are you using because all the product out there that I know of doesn't come in a tube icon_confused.gif

cylstrial Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 4:52pm
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Americolor - the only way to go! It will take a lot paste to get the color that you want. Plus, it comes in a squeeze bottle so NO MORE TOOTHPICKS!

AnitaK Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 9:05pm
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For red, start with pink; for black, start with chocolate or brown

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