Please Help!!! Red Isn't Red Enough!

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sweetcakesbylindsey Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 2:41pm
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I'm making a Minnie Mouse cake (that's due tomorrow), and I can't seem to get my icing red enough. How do I get a nice, deep red without the bad taste?! I made the icing Wednesday night and hoped it would get progessively darker...NO SUCH LUCK icon_confused.gif TIA!

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cylstrial Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 2:45pm
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Did you try the Wilton "No Taste Red"? Add a little bit of purple to get the color to deepen. Or just keep adding more red.

In the future, I would recommend buying Americolor's Super Red. You don't have to use very much, it comes in a nice squeeze bottle, and there's no taste.

Good luck!

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sweetcakesbylindsey Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 2:53pm
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I did use Americolor...not sure what color it was...is SUPER red brighter than the other reds? (I think I bought candy red or something like that.)

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aundron Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:11pm
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What used to work for me was starting with yellow, then orange, then add your red.

I now just buy red icing and fondant; too lazy to deal with it anymore!! icon_lol.gif

HTH

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MnSnow Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:35pm
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To get a true Christmas red start with burgandy and then add red.

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sweetcakesbylindsey Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:20pm
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Thank you SO much for the replies! Headed home to try it out...keeping my fingers crossed thumbs_up.gif

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Horselady Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 9:04pm
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I usually add a little black. That really seems to help. Just b careful. A little goes a long way.

Hth

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JenniferMI Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 1:10pm
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For the future, Americolor super red is awesome.

Jen icon_smile.gif

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chouxchoux Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 9:42pm
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lindsey...let us know what you decided to do and how it came out.

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deliciously_decadent Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:30am
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start with pink!!! dye your icing to a bright pink then add red works every time!!

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tiggy2 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:54pm
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Wont help with this one but get chefmaster red. Takes very little, no bad taste and you get red instantly. Same goes for their black or any other color.

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UltimateCakes Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 9:04pm
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I try to buy my Red and Black icing. Soooo much easier.

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chelleb1974 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by deliciously_decadent

start with pink!!! dye your icing to a bright pink then add red works every time!!




Exactly what I was going to say!

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patticakesnc Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 10:27pm
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personally I like the powdered coloring. I get great reds with it!

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deliciously_decadent Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 2:44am
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i use the powdered colours too!!

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