How Do I Get This Red

Decorating By sugarlicious Updated 11 May 2012 , 8:29pm by Spooky_789

sugarlicious Posted 11 May 2012 , 1:15pm
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Hi everyone, I am going to try and make a Elmo cake something like this one in this link 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.

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milkmaid42 Posted 11 May 2012 , 1:28pm
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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?

sugarlicious Posted 11 May 2012 , 3:46pm
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Thanks, I will give that a try with the buttercream thumbs_up.gif

Spooky_789 Posted 11 May 2012 , 8:29pm
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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.

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