Tinting Buttercream To A Red Hue

Decorating By ChristysConfections Updated 21 Sep 2011 , 8:28pm by Torimomma

ChristysConfections Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 9:16pm
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I have a spiderman cake to do this weekend and I don't want the icing to be bitter. Any ideas how to make the red buttercream a rich red color without the yucky flavor?

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MnSnow Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 2:54am
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start with tinting it with burgandy and maroon--let it sit for a couple hours before adding red.

You will get a rich red icon_smile.gif

ChristysConfections Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 8:08pm
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Thanks!! I will do that!

Torimomma Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 8:28pm
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I have some red cupcakes in my gallery and I colored them first with a bit of red drink mix and then added Wilton No-taste red. It is brighter than spiderman red but you could adjust it by adding a touch of black.

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