Red Icing Emergency!!!

Decorating By forheavenscake Updated 4 Nov 2011 , 3:58pm by forheavenscake

forheavenscake Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 2:49pm
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I am making cupcakes for my reunion and our colors are red and white. . .of course! I was planning on doing some white with red sprinkles and some red with white pearls. . .my red icing is like a light red. .kind of a salmon color. I used Americolor (which I've red so many good things about). I made it yesterday and it's sat covered for a long time and it's not getting any darker.

I dont' want to add more color because it's to the point of compromising the icing. . what do I do?????

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Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 3:10pm
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If the color is Salmon color you are not using enough..I use Americolor all the itme but you need more than a drop...Give itr a few good squirts!!

TexasSugar Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 3:39pm
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Add more color.

If you have to add in more powder sugar to help make up for the extra liquid or add in a little cornstarch to help.

forheavenscake Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 3:58pm
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Thanks. . I will try. I added more this morning and it has darkened a little. I put in a few squirts last night and then another dollop this morning. . .

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