yeah4cake Posted 7 Mar 2012 , 6:58pm

I have just spent the last hour mixing numerous small batches of icing trying to match a bright pink/rose or raspberry color for the pirate girl cake & I am at my wits end. I have tried pink, reds, fuchsia, & rose, but nothing is coming even close. It either comes out with a purple tint, or coral tint. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong, & what colors I need? Thank you!

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auntginn Posted 7 Mar 2012 , 7:07pm

It may not be what your doing but may be your colors, it may be your icing or fondant. Which are you using? What brand of food coloring are you using? Are you mixing them into buttercream? Or if fondant is it pure white or slightly off. Whenever there is any yellow in those it gets a little harder to mix some of the colors.

HTH

cakeflake80 Posted 7 Mar 2012 , 7:20pm

For bright pink I always use Americolor electric pink. On my icing, that color tends to turn fuchsia-like if I add too much, but it doesn't do that if I'm using it to color fondant. If I want my icing to match my fondant, I'll use electric pink on the fondant and Americolor deep pink on the icing.

sweetcakesbyjen Posted 7 Mar 2012 , 7:41pm

I start with Wilton Rose and then add a little Lavender to get a deeper, but still bright, pink. Not a lot of lavender and just a little at a time. HTH!

Brandy1621 Posted 7 Mar 2012 , 11:29pm

I use an Electric Pink by Duff. I love it.

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