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

Decorating By sweetcakesbylindsey Updated 31 Oct 2009 , 2:44am by deliciously_decadent

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!

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

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


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

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

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.


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

Jen icon_smile.gif

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.

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!!

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.

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

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!

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

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

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