Red Icing

Decorating By dawness71 Updated 25 Sep 2009 , 2:07am by patticakesnc

dawness71 Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:17pm
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I am struggling when I try and create red icing. I was making a cake using butter cream and it turned out pink. Does anyone have any suggestions. The last suggestions I tried was red red + black. I got hot pink. Help!!!

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RobzC8kz Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:28pm
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It may be your brand of food coloring. I use Super Red gel color by Americolor. You will get a deep, rich red, that gets redder once it's set, and it is completely tasteless so all you taste is your icing.

mgwebb68 Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:38pm
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Yep, that's what I use. Americolor Super Red, works great, BC, MMF, Gumpaste, always get a great red color.

Jan14grands Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:40pm
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Me too - Americolor Super Red. I finally found it after the same problems you were having - hot pink instead of red. It does work.

patticakesnc Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 11:21pm
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I like the powdered coloring. Did my Elmo cake in it...worked beautifully!

GottaLuvCake Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 11:26pm
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Originally Posted by patticakesnc

I like the powdered coloring. Did my Elmo cake in it...worked beautifully!




I think that is the brightest red i have seen, I use americolor too, but i always feel like i am putting too much in it??? IDK thats just me

cylstrial Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 11:49pm
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I love Americolor! It makes life so much easier!

PuffCake Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 11:53pm
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Another vote for Americolor Super Red. It will never let you down icon_smile.gif

CakeMan26 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:52am
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I use Wilton No Taste Red dye. Depending on your red you may need the whole jar but because it is No Taste the flavor of your butter cream will not be changed. I also find letting the icing sit will allow the dye to deepen in colour.

patticakesnc Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 2:07am
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Originally Posted by GottaLuvCake

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Originally Posted by patticakesnc

I like the powdered coloring. Did my Elmo cake in it...worked beautifully!



I think that is the brightest red i have seen, I use americolor too, but i always feel like i am putting too much in it??? IDK thats just me




My local cake store doesn't sell Americolor that is why I use the powder in a pinch. I have ordered Americolor just not in red but I love the other colors.

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