Red Buttercream

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mudderteresa Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 8:43pm
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can someone tell me the best thing to use to color buttercream christmas red?i just know i did burgundy for a prior use and it turned out disgusting...thanks in advance

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2txmedics Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 9:01pm
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I found that Americolor reds are alot better than Wiltons...but you can add red and it will look pinkish or even burgundy color...the trick is to let it sit a few days for the color to deepen and darken to red. It will happen.

I had alot of problems learning this one ....but as you can see from my pictures It does work when you have patience.

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Annabakescakes Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 9:07pm
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As far as I know, there is no good way to color Buttercream red. I only use red as an accent or ice in white then airbrush it red.

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AZCouture Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 9:45pm
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As far as I know, there is no good way to color Buttercream red. I only use red as an accent or ice in white then airbrush it red.


Basically. I won't do dark colored butter creams, only fondant.

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smallnmighty Posted 16 Dec 2011 , 10:22pm
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Use oarnGe, rose, and no taste red. You should get a nice red color

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gb89 Posted 17 Dec 2011 , 12:04am
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Thanks for the info. Where were you guys when I needed you a few days ago?? (Probably would have helped if I posted to CC.) I used Americolor Super Red and got a deep rose. Instead of it being Santa's hat, I said it was Mrs. Clause and she was supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Cupcations Posted 17 Dec 2011 , 12:20am
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Try Americolor red, make it a head of time and freeze it...

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HTH

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Annabakescakes Posted 17 Dec 2011 , 2:13am
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Thanks for the info. Where were you guys when I needed you a few days ago?? (Probably would have helped if I posted to CC.) I used Americolor Super Red and got a deep rose. Instead of it being Santa's hat, I said it was Mrs. Clause and she was supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.




Good save! That is hilarious!!

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