Hi everyone, I am going to try and make a Elmo cake something like this one in this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/23145306@N08/7036216369/sizes/l/in/photostream/ for my grandson's 3rd birthday in a couple weeks time, there is a couple questions I was hoping someone could help me with, how do I get the red so red for elmo without using too much and getting a bitter taste, I don't have anywhere to get the no taste red and what size icing tip was used to make Elmos fur? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You can use cherry Kool aid powder in with the powdered sugar to achieve red without having to use too much red food color. Of course, it flavors the fondant... The kids like it.
Oooops, just looked. I was referring to fondant. Guess it could apply to BC also?
Thanks, I will give that a try with the buttercream
I've used Americolor Super Red with good results in coloring both fondant and buttercream a nice deep red. Letting it set a few hours (or overnight) before using it really helps the color to deepen.