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post #1 of 24
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I have finally had it with Wilton colors icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif .

I'm making a Spiderman cake for my grandson's 4th birthday and cannot get the red coloring icon_mad.gif .

Have read here somewhere on the forum about other company colors but can not find the topic.

Please let me know what brands you use so that I can order some TODAY!!!

Thanks in advance for your responses.
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post #2 of 24
I use Wilton colors and yes, the red is the worst but I've learned to color the icing as pink as you can get it and then add the Wilton "No Taste Red" to it. (see the grad cake picture I've attached) I've achieved a deep red with this technique. The thing I've noticed is that when your mixing it - it usually looks orangey - but when it dries - it always dries deep red. I hope you find something that works for you. I like the convenience of being able to run down the store if I need colors - so I'll stick with Wilton. Good luck on the cake. thumbs_up.gif
LL
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post #3 of 24
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Hi Bj,

Thanks so much for responding.

Your cake is beautiful, I just love that shade of red.

Do I let the pink set up first before adding the red?
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post #4 of 24
I use to use Wilton now I use Americolor it is way better. The color mixex better and you do not have to use that much. It a gel.

Here is a link to where you can buy it. Country Kitchen had the best price compared to other places.

They are located half way down the page. The other brands I did not like as much as Americolor. Give them a try, I am sure you will like them and throw away all those wilton colors.

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/minicake.aspx?T=1&SubCatId=1053

Good luck
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post #5 of 24
BJ, that cake is just gorgeous, so elegant and perfectly done, I love it!
Regarding the red, haha, well I use Wilton. Sometimes I start with pink or Cake Craft Christmas Red or Chefmaster Liquid Gel Red Red 5061. Folks seem to really like Americolour, not easy for me to get it though.
The thing is some colouring agents are liquid gel, some are pastes, some are combinations and then some folks use powders. Basically what the base that the colour is in, makes a difference in how much you use.
I know it is frustrating, but I go way back to when any red you used tasted yucky and all you got was a God-awful sickly pink, never, ever could you get a true red. So we have come a long way, haha!
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post #6 of 24
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Hi leana,

Thanks alot. I went into the link and need to know which red you use because it has a no taste red listed also. I like the deep red colors, do the other colors leave a bad taste like the Wilton reds?
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post #7 of 24
Ha! I know that feeling of not getting the red color right...I just did a Spidey cake for my great-nephew. I ended up mixing pink, no taste red, Christmas red, peach, orange and I think a little yellow.
Let it sit for a couple hours and the color was okay. Tasted awful!!!! I warned everyon at the party not to eat the red color, most it didn't bother but I wouldn't eat it!
LL
post #8 of 24
Well, Jscakes, it looks fabulous, wonderful job of Spidey! You know, I don't notice a taste from the red anymore, it used to be extremely bitter. Was that Wilton Christmas Red? That was the one that used to taste yucky!
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post #9 of 24
Oh ya, it was the Wilton Christmas red!

(thanks for the compliment Squirrelly! icon_smile.gif )
post #10 of 24
You are welcome. Hhmn, the Cake Craft Christmas red isn't yucky, haha! Guess Wilton needs to work on that one. Can't figure out why they still make it, it is about the same colour as the No-Taste.
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post #11 of 24
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Thanks jscakes,

As usual, your cake is beautiful.

I only used 2 1/2 c. and half a jar of color and its been sitting on the table under the lights and nothing has happened yet.

Can't wait till I if ever, get to be 1/2 as good as you. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #12 of 24
what I have done the past 2 times I made red, was to get it pink, add red til it was a decent shade, and then added the slightest bit of black. It seems to give it a nice dark shade. When I get my camera to computer upload working, I will post a pic of my Course 1 final cake. Really proud of the red (not so much of the roses that are that red though icon_smile.gif )
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post #13 of 24
Stephanie, actually sitting it under the lights can cause colour changes. Just thought I would mention that!
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post #14 of 24
I did a spiderman cake last year for my son's 3rd birthday. Well I too had pink icing. I was in a panic and ran down to wal mart and sprayed the heck out of it with wiltons icing spray. The spray saved my day!
LL
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A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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post #15 of 24
What a great cake, love the streamers with it too!
Hhmn, you know, sometimes you need to use almost or a whole or a bottle and a half of red colour to get red. That is why starting off with pink makes it easier, but eventually you do get red even with Wilton!
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