Red Frosting

Decorating By Vickymac Updated 27 Sep 2008 , 1:36am by tracey1970

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Vickymac Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 4:38pm
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How do I make red buttercream frosting that is really vibrant?

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tiggy2 Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 8:31pm
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Chefmaster liqua gel colors. Very vibrant and no waiting for color to intensify. Also no bitter taste. That's what I used for the catsup on my hamburger cake (in my photos) it's very vibrant.

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kakeladi Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 8:59pm
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Use any that has the word 'super' in "Super Red"...
Americolor seems to work great for me. Chefmaster is good too.
Start w/a base color like pink or orange before adding your red color paste/gel. Make it the night before needing it. Color intensifies when it has time to sit.
If you can stand flavoring in the icing....add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Black Cherry KoolAid powder (UNsweetened). If you do this you have to make it the night before; when you look at it the next day it probably will have many, many dark spots; just stir it well and it will be perfecticon_smile.gif

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tracey1970 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 1:36am
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I always make red by colouring my icing a dark pink first and then adding the red from there. It's easier to get a nice red from a pink base than from a white.

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