Red Colouring For Royal Icing

Decorating By LadyGretchen83 Updated 15 Oct 2015 , 12:28pm by LadyGretchen83

LadyGretchen83 Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 8:18am
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Hi everyone

Need advice please regarding Red Colouring for Royal Icing. With Christmas coming up, I am once again looking at sourcing a good quality Red Colour to add to my Royal Icing for cookies. Last year I the following from Wilton: 'Christmas Red' and 'Red Red', both of which gave me more of a pink than red. Recently I was able to find 'No Taste Red' but have not used it yet.

I live in Germany and there are not many Cake Decorating shops around and they also only have limited selections - and also only Wilton. I've heard of Americolor (and that most prefer them over Wilton) and I see I can source these on Amazon. But I'm not sure what I should be ordering as I can only see AmeriMist and Fondant Color Soft Gel. If I go ahead and order Americolor, can I use the Fondant Soft Gel in my Royal Icing (made with egg whites)? Also, which 'Red' should I order so that I get a proper red for lets say Christmas Hats?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Snowflakebunny23 Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 11:38am
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I would go with Sugarflair Red Extra.  Although you still need disturbing amounts of the stuff...


As far as I know, these companies ship to Germany and mainland Europe...

http://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/maximum-red-extra-paste-42g-concentrate-colouring-by-sugarflair

http://www.sugarshack.co.uk/sugarflair-paste-extra-colours.html



They aren't the cheapest supplier but they do send overseas.
Viel Glück! x

LadyGretchen83 Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 12:28pm
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Ooh, thanks for the tip @Snowflakebunny23  - I see I can get it on Amazon which is great!

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