how can i get a red colored butter icing? if i add red color into buttericing,it turns into pink and shades of pink rather than red.... Please help....
Getting a really true red does take a fair bit of coloring, and some brands color better than others. I color my white buttercream a dark pink first, and then add red. It's easier to get a nice red from a dark pink base than a white base. Color will also darken as it stands, so if I want a dark red/black, I color it the night before if I can. Looks great the next day!
I'll just add that if you can find the Wilton Candy coloring that is oil based you might, and I say might, need less to get a true red. It will mix better with the fat in the frosting.
I know, I see those beautiful colors in frosting all the time and wonder how do they do it. Good luck.
dear tracey1970 & LindaF144,
That s a gr8 piece of information.... My son is adamant of having a fire engine cake on his 4th bithday.... I tried to divert his mind to someother object ,only b'z of this color issue... but couldn't work out.... I will definitely be trying these methods ... Thanks a lot....