Getting A Deep Red Color

Decorating By jsmith Updated 23 Oct 2009 , 12:11pm by zdebssweetsj

jsmith Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 10:24pm
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I finally figured out how to do it. I'm probably the last one to figure it out but just in case it can help anyone else I'll share what I found out. I used Americolor super red but that only made a bright red. I wanted a purpleish red so I added a little Americolor regal purple. It made it a pretty shade of deep red so I just left it at that instead of trying to go more purple. I was surprised that worked although it makes sense now. I'd always tried adding a little black but that just made it kind of dingy looking. Anyway, hope that helps someone!

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sewlora Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 10:50pm
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I need to make a deep red, and all I could get was that bright red. I'll try a drop of purple. Thanks for this tip!!

cylstrial Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 11:52pm
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Yeah, sometimes you have to mix the colors to get the color that you really want. Glad you figured it out!

Sometimes it's just all about trial and error!

Lauren251 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 6:57am
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Thank you for the information. I am making deep red roses for a cake on monday and am glad to know to try this. icon_smile.gif thank you

ApplegumKitchen Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 10:17am
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I saw the thread title and thought.... add purple! WOW - it works on both sides of the globe!!

Another tip .... left over red and green fondant make a pretty good black!

Caths_Cakes Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 11:09am
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Its amazing what you pick up as you go, i never thought of adding purple or mixing red and green to make blac, Its madness i tell you, madness . . But after all, there is always a method to our madness lol

Kims_cakes Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 11:15am
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My instructor told me adding a little orange will help get a better red too.

ApplegumKitchen Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 11:15am
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This link might help some people

solascakes Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 11:24am
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thanks for these guys

zdebssweetsj Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 12:11pm
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If your looking for a crimsons red, brown or choc will help.

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