I Am Having Trouble With Red Icing

Decorating By lovetobutnotime Updated 27 Jul 2009 , 8:36pm by kimelderbarton

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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Charmed Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 2:58am
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Use americolor red gel and make your icing a day before because the color will darken.

Carolynlovescake Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 3:57am
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Get it to a good orange first then add red.

Make it at least 1 or 2 days in advance so the red can get to it's true color.

JanH Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 6:03am
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kimelderbarton Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 8:36pm
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I've done both of the following and it's worked great: I made a Strawberry Shortcake themed cake with these methods.

Use strawberry flavored icing as a base and add to it. It tastes great and gets a rich red color when you add the red coloring to it. I've done this if I don't need lots of red icing.

I've also made my icing pink and then add the red coloring to it. I use this method if I need a large amount.

Good luck!

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