I need to make a deep red bow as a topper on a wedding cake. what's the best way to add color to get the deepest color with out making a complete mess.
thanks a million
I was told to get the deepest, darkest pink I could, then use a no-taste red until I get the desired shade. And that a truly deep color might take half the bottle!
I would buy the pre-made fondant colors. I hate trying to add and add color to get it right.
I'd have to agree with lovetofrost. Buy the pre-made stuff and save yourself the headache and the red-stained hands/gloves.
Also remember that colors like red deepen as they rest a bit, so if you have the time, add in a fair amount and let it rest for an hour or so to let it darken. If you can, get Americolor Super Red, it works a lot better than the Wilton gel colors, and you use a lot less.
I too agree with lovetofrost. Less work when it's pre-made. Plus, at least for me, fondant that gets a heavy dose of color tears really easy.
I ue super red..but as everybody knows...is a mess..I say GLOVES!