Help Please?

Decorating By conb Updated 1 Nov 2009 , 2:03am by conb

conb Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 10:55pm
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I'm doing a cake and the theme is Winnie the Pooh. How do I get the color red for his shirt. My icing looks dark pink. Thanks.

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Rylan Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 11:06pm
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You will just have to keep adding red until you get the desired color. Also, sometimes you will just have to wait for the icing to show it's true color.

conb Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 11:25pm
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Thank you. I going to add some more red now.

KathysCC Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 12:07am
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Red icing will never look red until it has dried on the cake. You have to add just enough red to get past the pink stage to a whitish red, you'll know what I mean when you see it. If you have red icing in the bowl, then you have added WAY too much dye.

To test it, spread some of the red icing on the back of a white plate and let it sit for an hour or so. It will turn red and get redder the longer it dries.

JenniferMI Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:36am
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I like Americolor super red.

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plbennett_8 Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 4:19am
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

I like Americolor super red.

Jen icon_smile.gif

Yeppers! icon_biggrin.gif Only way to go Red.. Hey Jen icon_smile.gif

chefjulie Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 4:42am
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I HATE coloring red and black icing!! Even with super red, I never feel like I get it perfect! I've started buying the pre-colored red and black from Sams and just using it when I need it icon_smile.gif

milmil95 Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 5:04am
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I start by tinting the icing with pink Americolor pink then add Super Red.
I get a very good red this way, and the taste of the icing isn't changed. HTH!

conb Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 2:03am
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I used the no taste red. I was doing my 1st fbct. It turned out well. When I took it out of the freezer the shirt was red. Thanks again everyone!

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