I would like to make some roses that are a deep dark red. Maybe they are called black forest or black-something-or-other. I'm not real sure, I've seen them on cakes here but can't seem to find an example this morning.
I would like some tips on coloring gumpaste to this rich red. What colors should I use? I'm thinking a whole lot of red and maybe a little black? I'm not sure. Does adding that much color to gumpaste effect the consistency and if so how do I deal with that?
too much color does change the consistancy. If you use americolors they don't require an obscene amout of colors. Also make sure you have plenty of crisco on your hands when kneading the color in. If I do something very very dark I usually wear gloves so my hands don't get stained.