Red Bleeding.......

Decorating By JanessaJo Updated 23 Aug 2010 , 12:49pm by JanessaJo

JanessaJo Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 11:54pm
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I know this has been talked about before, but I have searched and searched and can't find anything, sooo....

any tips on how to get red to not bleed......

doing a baby shower cake this weekend and the mom is a sports fan so she wants baseballs with red lacing, and red writing on the cake.

thanks in advance!!

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eve81 Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 8:14am
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Maybe I shouldnt be the one to help with this because I never have problems with red bleeding. Will you using fondant pieces or are you using buttercream? I normally use fondant myself.
For the writing I'd be tempted to write it in white first with a thicker tip, then go over it again with the red and a slightly finer tip? or just use letter cutters but let your fondant pieces dry out a little before you apply them to the cake and dont use too much water to stick them down. I use a clean fingertip, dip it into water and almost just dampen the fondant. It sticks well enough.

Sorry if this hasnt helped. Good luck with your cake.

JanessaJo Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 12:49pm
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nope, my friend wants all buttercreme....thanks for your ideas though!!! hmm i know someone out there knows something =)

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