Red Frosting, Or Any Color For That Matter....?

Decorating By jewlsjahl Updated 22 Mar 2009 , 6:24am by mclaren

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jewlsjahl Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 5:49am
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How do I get buttercream or any frosting a nice deep color, like red, without it tasting like crap? Is there a certain brand of dye I should use or what should I do??

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DsLady614 Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 5:52am
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One word.... Americolor!!

The Wilton colors seem to be fine for very nice pastel colors, but any darker and they are garbage!! I bought some Americolor Super Red and LOVED it. I got a true red out of some glace for cookies for the first time EVER and it didn't take an entire container of color!

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milissasmom Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 6:06am
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Along with Americolor you can use Chefmaster Gel Base Color. A little goes a LONG way!

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pipe-dreams Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 6:08am
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A few of the cakes in my pics are red. You have to tint the icing pink first, then make it red from there. Someone suggested kool-aid, so I tried that. It was putrid. I had to mix in 4 batches of regular BC to get it to taste normal again! I've used strawberry milk powdered mix, and it worked good. It had a hint of strawberry flavor, but not overwhelming.

Also, the longer the color sets, the deeper red it gets!

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mclaren Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 6:24am
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we don't have americolor here, so i used powdered red. i tint my BC, then let it stand for 1 or 2 days. it didn't taste funny, and was really red.

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