Deep Rose Buttercream??

Decorating By flowersns3 Updated 22 Aug 2009 , 7:37am by xstitcher

flowersns3 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 4:16am
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I need to make deep rose red frosting for a wedding cake and am having trouble, anyone have suggestions?

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prterrell Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 4:28am
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Red takes a lot of dye to get it just the right shade. Here are some helpful tips:

1 - use Americolor brand coloring
2 - color the smallest amount possible in order to have enough icing (i.e. don't color an entire batch red if you just need enough to make a few roses) as large batches are very difficult to color
3 - color the icing pink first using one of the brighter pink shades
4 - you will use a lot of dye, that's just the way it is
5 - get it close to the shade you want and then let it rest for an hour or even overnight as the color will deepen
6 - if you need to ice an entire cake red, get a good base shade using a no-taste red and then airbrush the iced cake to acheive a deeper, brighter red

cashley Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 4:48am
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Americolor is the way to go and you don't need lots to colour. I can get bright red or a deep rose with no trouble at all.

xstitcher Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 7:37am
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What the others said and if you ever need a colour mixing chart there are few on this thread (you'll need to go thru the pages):
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-589750-mixing.html+chart

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