True Red Coloring How????

Decorating By proudmommaof3 Updated 16 Mar 2010 , 3:34pm by Cake-makerz

proudmommaof3 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 2:21pm
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How do you achieve the red color when decorating? Mine always turns out pink. HELP!

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cakegrandma Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 2:34pm
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If you are trying to get red in buttercream icing add pink color first and get it dark, then add red. I use either Wilton no taste red or Ameri color super red. In fondant you can purchase already colored red and that is usually pretty dark, at least in Satin Ice. I hope this has helped you.
evelyn

tiggy2 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 2:37pm
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Get true red instantly with chefmaster liqua gel color (same goes for black). You use very little and there is no bad taste and no waiting for it to intensify.

auntbeesbaking Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 2:39pm
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Originally Posted by proudmommaof3

How do you achieve the red color when decorating? Mine always turns out pink. HELP!




To get red, I open up all my reds - Christmas Red, Holiday Red, Flame Red, Chinese Red, Red-Red, etc. and I use some from all of those. I then get red! If it shoujld get a bitter taste (as some dark colors can), I add a touch of clear corn syrup.

If you look at my pics, and see the Detroit Pistons photo on pg. 2 you can see an example of my red frosting.

I hope that helps.

Cake-makerz Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 3:26pm
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I have always red and black pre-packed fondant... Don't like to make that colours icon_smile.gif

kerri729 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 3:27pm
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Americolor Super Red, don't have to use a lot, and it gets a nice deep red.

Cake-makerz Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 3:34pm
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Ok thanks !

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