Making Royal Icing A Real Red?

Decorating By maitej17 Updated 24 Sep 2010 , 2:28am by maitej17

maitej17 Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 1:55am
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I've been struggling to get a deep red for my royal icing. I followed the technique suggested on wilton's site use Red-red and Christmas Red in equal parts. They suggested only 1/2 teaspoon of each per cup. I have a 3 cup recipe and I used the entire bottle of both and still did not achieve a deep red. All I'm getting is what looks like a orangy red. I tried using a Red-red and a little black to get a marrone to try and get closer to a deep red but all I got was a brick red this time (and I wasted another bottle of red-red. Can't be wasting money on these colors to go to waste, Pleas help! icon_cry.gif

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cakesrock Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:18am
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I gave up with Wilton and switched to super red. I think Americolor super red is the best. I special order it through the mail in large bottles.

ellentwn Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:55am
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i also use Americolor super red and also add Wilton No taste red also. i think i got a good red with that combo. see Huskers cookies in photo. good luck and keep trying

zespri Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 7:38am
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the cake shop I go to use a combination of gel paste, plus they use some red powder. Apparently they have to boil it up with some water first.

maitej17 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 2:28am
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Thanks everyone,
I will definitely look into the Americolor super red for the future, because going through 3 bottles of red and still not getting a red color is not helping.
Thanks again! icon_biggrin.gif

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