Getting A Deep Red Color?

Decorating By Kayla0887 Updated 11 Jan 2011 , 9:33pm by cutiger

Kayla0887 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:25am
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I have a St.Louis cardinals themed cake due Friday. The customer specifically asked for the inside of the cake to be deep red like the cardinals color. My problem is I can never get a deep red color with food coloring. I had thought about red velvet but I don't think the kids at the birthday party would care for that. Any ideas on how I can get my color right?

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cakestars Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:40am
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haven't tried it myself but what if you added a touch of black or burgundy to the red?

Kayla0887 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 8:41pm
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I have tried that with buttercream frosting and I just get a muddy brown color when I've added black. I haven't tried burgundy though, that may work.

joycesdaughter111 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 9:01pm
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Adding wilton no taste red to your cake batter should do the trick. This may take up to a whole jar. Keep adding till it's dark enough.

cutiger Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 9:33pm
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Try adding just a touch of blue coloring. That has worked for me.

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