I always have trouble getting Red to be red and Black to be black. Is there a brand of color that is best to use. I usually use Wilton paste or gel. I have never used an entire bottle but have come close- without achieving color bold enough. I have always hoped there would be guidelines reguarding how much coloring to use. Thank you in advance.
Those colors are very hard to acheive. You can go buy some pre colored icing, maybe the kind in the tube, use that as a base color and add it to your batch of icing. Then just keep adding the red or black gel color to the batch. This way you won't be using as much of the gel so it will taste better and won't get too thing or anything.
Im still very new to decorating but the one and only time Ive made red icing I used the precolored decorating tube and an entire thing on no taste red plus some regular red to get the color I wanted. They are just hard colors to achieve. Good luck!
To make black, start with chocolate buttercream. As for red, I'm still trying to figure that out!
I use Americolor when making red or black icing. It works very well!