Intense Red Gumpaste?

Decorating By isabellai Updated 14 Feb 2010 , 12:29pm by peg818

isabellai Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:10pm
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how can i make my gumpaste intense red? I buy the gumpaste and i use sugarflair red paste colour, but i think the gumpaste gets very sticky and i dont get the intense red colour that i want it to be... pleas help?

9 replies
AngelaM Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:34pm
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I use Americolor's Super Red and it works great.

Angel_Cake Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:42pm
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Angela, how much of it do you use? Because I used it recently to color icing and all I got was a deep pink.

AngelaM Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:47pm
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I have to use a good bit. I just keep adding more until I get the color I want. By no means as much as if you were using Wilton though.

isabellai Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 11:11pm
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I live in denmark, and I don´t know where I can buy americolor. I just think if i use a lot of sugarflairs paste colour i get a dark pink, and it is very sticky and not easy to work with.

cakesrock Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 3:32am
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I would color it red, then also paint it red! That may work....

weirkd Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 3:40am
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I dont like the way that you have to add so much color to it and it changes the way the gumpaste works. So what I do is airbrush. Especially for my red roses. They come out perfectly colored that way!

zdebssweetsj Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 3:47am
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Even when I get the gumpaste red it still will dry much lighter, I always just bring my gumpaste to a pink and then airbrush my roses, works great. Adding cocoa powder to your gumpaste to get a deeper red.

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 3:48am
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If you are making your gumpaste from scratch, replace some of the 10x sugar with cocoa powder and add coloring with liquid ingredients. I do it with my fondant recipe and figure it will work the same for gp.

peg818 Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 12:29pm
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If you have access to premade red fondant then just add tylose to it and you will have a red paste that will act very much like gumpaste.

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