Can anyone help me? I'm attempting to make red royal icing for my son's Eagle Scout cookies, but the icing has turned into a mauve-ly looking pink! Since we're in the middle of a snowstorm, I can't go out and buy more supplies - so can I salvage the pink icing and turn it into red?
I always add a drop of black into my red.....but be careful to only add a drop (= But my red was usually a deep pink first. You do have to use ALOT of red though. I'm getting ready to do valentine cookies and I always dread the red RI. Good luck, and I hope everything turns out great!
i ahve to add alot of red to get mine that colour, i use wilton
A LOT of no taste wilton Red. I mine more than you ever think you should use.
almost half a big jar!
i find if using wilton the no-taste red works the best for a good red color.
but you need to add alot! not just a couple of drops. maybe 1/2 or 3/4 of the little jar. maybe more. depends. also you can add just a drop or so of black to help deepen your RI.
btw-congrats on the your son's eagle award! my daughter earned her gold award in girl scouts and i know the two are comparable. lots of years of hard work! im sure you are very proud.
To get a Christmasy red begin with a drop of burgandy then add a spatula tip full of no taste red. Works everytime!
Americolour always turns out for me and the colour deepens when it dries as well