I have to do an Elmo birthday cake soon and want to make sure the red icing isn't bitter. Any advice? I have red in Americolor and also in Bakers Preferred which I have not tried yet...will either of these leave a bitter taste? Thanks for any help! RosieC
I know Wiltons Christmas Red doesn't work well - it just keeps going pink.. and bitter.
If you get a chance to go to a Michaels - look at the elmo baking pan - and the red to use is in the instructions. But I forget which one it is!
My mom usually makes orange first. Then you could add the Wilton no taste red.
I use Wilton No Taste Red, no bitterness.
I find that the americolor is the best. When I just did my elmo I ran out of the americolor and had to use wilton no taste red. I think I used 2 jars to get the color right and it did not altor the taste at all. HTH