I am new to this and hear that getting the bright red color is difficult. I am making a red race car and not sure whether to use BC icing or cover in fondant. what are your suggestions and how do I get the bright red? I have the Wilton no taste red but hear it still is pink????
If you're doing fondant, buy it pre-made.
If you're doing buttercream, or have to color your fondant, Americolor red. That's how I did my super-hero cake.
For BC, I use 50% no taste red and the other 50% christmas red. It has always worked. Also, a tip:If you let sit over night or as long as you can, it will make it a stronger color-It also works for fondant.
Once I discovered the pre-made red satin ice fondant, I haven't even considered anything else for red.
Tint your BC pink, let it rest overnight then tint it red, and I agree, americolor is the best red you can buy