Baking By sweetcakesbylindsey Updated 1 Mar 2010 , 1:35am by sweetcakesbylindsey

sweetcakesbylindsey Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 12:35am
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What coloring do you recommend for royal? I made some cute little ladybugs today, but they tasted bitter b/c I had to use so much red coloring to get them the color I wanted icon_sad.gif I used ameri-color...

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DetailsByDawn Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 12:51am
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Personally, I think Americolour is still your best choice. Did you colour red and use right away? With blacks and reds, it's best to make ahead a day or two in advance. Don't overcolour - just to a nice bright pink. Chances are, when you wake up in the a.m. it'll be a deep red - and not bitter. The other thing is, I'm not sure if Americolour does a no-taste red, but Wilton does. Good luck!

kaat Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 1:10am
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I add some extra almond extract to hide the bitter taste. I use the artificial as DH is allergic to almonds.

sweetcakesbylindsey Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 1:35am
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Thank you! I did use it right away. I added a little almond extract, which helped a little. Both tips should help my 'bitter' situation. Thanks again thumbs_up.gif

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