I am making some gum paste roses for a my cousins cake I am doing next weekend and she asked me to mke some of them the real rose red color. I can not do it for the life of me. I've tried tinting with the no taste red but no matter how much i use its still really pale and if i add anymore color it won't form right. I'm wondering if i need to add a darker color first that would hide under the red but still make it that nice red rose color?
I would use Americolor gel colorings, though I have used Wilton before. And to get a deep red, yes you have to use a LOT. You might try coloring several small batches instead of one big one, then put them together. Also red is one of those colors that deepens with time. You can buy red fondant but not gum paste...and gum paste to me is far superior in making flowers. All I can say is, don't get discouraged, it will happen.