The Color Red??

Decorating By SpudCake Updated 16 Sep 2011 , 11:44pm by solascakes

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SpudCake Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 7:51pm
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I need to color buttercream dark red....any ideas on how not to get pink? Thanks in advance.

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sweetooth0510 Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 8:10pm
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Hiya,the Wilton no-taste red is a good one. I usually use pink to get a base colour and then add red until you get the colour you want. Reason for this is you can use an entire pottle of red otherwise! Good luck.

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LisaPeps Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 8:19pm
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Start by colouring it pink, then add a concentrated red like Americolor Super Red, mix it to a couple of shades lighter than you want it to be. Then leave it to intensify overnight.

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SpudCake Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 11:19pm
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Thanks, started with pink, it got fairly red, red enough.

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solascakes Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 11:44pm
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If you want bright red, start from orange not pink.

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