Deep Red Roses

Decorating By kustard Updated 17 Sep 2014 , 7:16pm by kustard

kustard Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 7:21pm
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Hi All,


Hope you can help.

I've been asked to make 'Black Bocara' deep red roses and i'm struggling to get the colour right.

The trials keep ending up brown!

Any suggestions??




10 replies
-K8memphis Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 7:27pm
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ARed + black -- you mean a fierce deep dark blood red?

-K8memphis Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 7:51pm
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and if you tip them in some black powder that's pretty cool too

kustard Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 8:15pm
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Thank K8memphis, i've tried that but ended up with the brown :(

-K8memphis Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 8:26pm
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i think i used black powdered color with some kind of super red red gel color -- and the gum paste was soft from all the color but once i got there i wasn't gonna change a thing

kustard Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 8:33pm
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Ooh super red, not tried that. I'd best get some.

Thanks :)

-K8memphis Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 8:37pm
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get you a deep deep straight up red then after the petals are made/dried brush on the black -- 

FlourPots Posted 15 Sep 2014 , 10:12pm
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Kaysie Lackey has a tutorial for that style of have to be a member to see the full video but I can tell you that she says she colored her fondant with Super Red, Holiday Red, and some Violet (to cancel out the orange).

I assume they're Americolor...



(She also uses 4 different dusts at the end...3 of them are reddish and don't really show to be honest, one would've been fine...the 4th is a deep purple which looks great!)

Jeannem Posted 16 Sep 2014 , 12:03am
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I just made a bunch of them..started with red gumpaste mixed with a little black.  When dry, I dusted them with a little "turkish black", then a dusting of "black magic" (which is a very dark red).  I got both colors from Ruth Rickey..

kustard Posted 17 Sep 2014 , 6:42pm
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That's great thank you :)

kustard Posted 17 Sep 2014 , 7:16pm
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That's great thank you :)


I also have to make Grand prix roses. I'm thinking of an orange base dusted with a mix of red and claret. What do you think?

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