What Color To Use To Make Red Fondant? Toy Story Theme!!

Decorating By EvieliciousCakes Updated 5 Oct 2011 , 12:46am by cownsj

EvieliciousCakes Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 12:12am
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Does anyone know how to make that bright red color? i tried the wilton red and christmas red but it looks PINK!! im making a toy story theme cake and the main character is Jessie with the red hat icon_sad.gif please help!!!!
oh almost forgot I also bought the red sugar sheets and they look hot pink! nothing like the picture icon_sad.gif wasted money on nothing!! icon_sad.gif

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BakedAlaska Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 12:32am
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I buy red fondant (Satin Ice). Otherwise, you need to use A LOT of gel food coloring to get true red. I have done it with Americolor Super Red... But, for me, it's just easier to buy solid black or red fondant than try to color it myself.

Good luck!

jewels710 Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 12:37am
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I know this is going to sound sort of odd but start by coloring it pink. Not with a lil bit of red, but with a very pink color. Then when you get a good strong pink, add your red coloring.
An art teacher gave me this tip when I needed to make Elmo Red. I seriously thought she was nuts, but it worked wonderfully and you end up using only half of what you would have just trying to get a decent red on its own. Seriously, its the only way I make red now.

(She explained to me that when trying to make red out of white, you will essentially get pink, the old rule red + white = pink, right? So if you start with pink you have already bypassed the first basic rule).

Good luck.

jewels710 Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 12:39am
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I know this is going to sound sort of odd but start by coloring it pink. Not with a lil bit of red, but with a very pink color. Then when you get a good strong pink, add your red coloring.
An art teacher gave me this tip when I needed to make Elmo Red. I seriously thought she was nuts, but it worked wonderfully and you end up using only half of what you would have just trying to get a decent red on its own. Seriously, its the only way I make red now.

(She explained to me that when trying to make red out of white, you will essentially get pink, the old rule red + white = pink, right? So if you start with pink you have already bypassed the first basic rule).

Good luck.

EvieliciousCakes Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 12:43am
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i tried the pink technique and no luck.. idk if with so many colors i just dont know what colors i see lol or i need to get my eyes checked icon_sad.gif

cownsj Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 12:46am
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Like BakedAlaska said, buy it. I always buy my red and black fondant. Even if you can get enough color into it, it will change the taste. And not worth all the work.

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