Red Icing

Decorating By jesusfan10 Updated 5 Feb 2010 , 3:35am by jesusfan10

jesusfan10 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:44pm
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I have just used two whole containers of wilton's red red gel food coloring, and I still cannot get my royal icing red. I need it red for roses. Will the color turn overnight? Is there something else I can do? I have to have this today. Any help would be appreciated.

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jewels710 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:48pm
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I know this is going to sound totally weird, but...

Start with pink . Yes pink, I know, my EXACT response to this comment originally was..."Pink is just light red, if you add red to white you get pink so then you have to add more red to get red? Isn't that the same as adding tons of red which I was trying to avoid in the first place"?


Use pink coloring to get a good pink color.
Then when you add the red you won't need half as much.
Trust me.
I got this tip from a baker, who, when she told me I thought she was CRAZY! Turns out she's a GENIUS!!!

kikibakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 11:19pm
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i agree with jewels710!
good luck! icon_smile.gif

jesusfan10 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 3:35am
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I tried that, but it still didn't come out red. Will it darken after it sits for a while?

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