saraek Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 6:36pm
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I'm going to be making some chocolate cupcakes for work for Halloween next week. My plan had been to put some marshmallow filling inside and have it colored dark red.... I have trouble making icing/anything white RED. It usually turns out pink or dark pink. Any suggestions or product that will make an icing red without having to use a large amount of color??

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crisseyann Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 6:52pm
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Americolor gel in Super Red works great.

imagenthatnj Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 7:29pm
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I know people have tried this with buttercream and it has worked. Maybe it will work for you too.

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/11/recipe-red-marshmallow-fondant-mmf.html

pmarks0 Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 7:47pm
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Colour your icing several days before you need it. The colour will deepen. You can also start with a pink and then add your red. If I want red royal icing at Christmas, i do the colour a couple of days early, same for black.

saraek Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 8:00pm
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thanks for the tips!!

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