Decorating By ButtacreamRose Updated 13 Feb 2011 , 8:02am by LaurelC

ButtacreamRose Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 2:08am
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How do I make my pink buttercream red,I've already used 1 1/2 bottles of americolor and I'm all out.Can I use another color to deep the pink?
Don't think a pink Spiderman cake is gonna fly.Help??

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Chellescakes Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 3:50am
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you need to whiten the buttercream with a whitening product containing titanium oxide, I usually do it first before I add the red though.

leily Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 3:55am
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how much buttercream are you trying to color?
What size bottles did you use?
What other colors do you have available?

LaurelC Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 5:49am
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Walmart is open all night. They carry Wilton Red (No Taste). Get some and use a LOT (I mean a LOT!)

Also, red will deepen over night. If it's ALMOST red, it may just 'red up' on its own.

leafO Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 6:02am
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Hopefully it will deepen for you overnight.

I use a tiny bit of blue or black to deepen the color to get a darker red, hth

ButtacreamRose Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 6:29am
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chellscakes....did that first off.
leily....1 1/2 batches buttercream..1 1/2 - 4oz bottles all I had.Have many other colors Americolor,the only coloring I use.
LauelC.....Wilton's has a bitter taste and it 's already set out 1 night.
leafo......I'll try a tiny bit of blue and leave it 1 more night.

Thanks for all your responses.Crossing my fingers that it darkens,cake is for tomorrow.

LaurelC Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 8:02am
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I've never had a problem with Wilton's 'Red (No Taste)' being bitter (thus, the name).

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