I Am Having Trouble With Red Icing

Decorating By lovetobutnotime Updated 27 Jul 2009 , 6:01am by JanH

lovetobutnotime Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 2:42am
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I need to make a lot of red icing for an Elmo cake, but it always has a terrible taste. Any suggestions on how to fix that since almost all of Elmo is red? Thanks.

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Elise87 Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 5:00am
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There was an old thread about the best way to colour fondant red and i'll put down some suggestions from that, that might transfer to buttercream:

1. use maraschino cherry juice as part of your liquid to give it a slight pink/red colour then add the red colouring

2. Add red jello to the recipe

3. Add strawberry cool-aid powder

maybe for 2 and 3 you can use them as a subsitute in place of a portion of the icing sugar.

Also are you using like a wilton 'no taste red' cose that will help and then if it's not red enough for you, you can add a bit of your normal red too.

Sorry that's all the advice i got HTH icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 6:01am
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