Red Icing For Elmo

Decorating By sanfree56 Updated 29 May 2009 , 3:28am by aquamom

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sanfree56 Posted 29 May 2009 , 3:19am
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How can I get the red color that I need for Elmo. I've never been able to get a true red buttercream!

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MnSnow Posted 29 May 2009 , 3:25am
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To get a true red (Christmas red) first start with burgandy. After mixing in the burgandy, add no taste red. It takes a toothpick full of burgandy and a spatula tip full of no taste red, (sorry that's how I measured it lol). You will get a Christmas red. Remember to mix the day before and allow color to develop overnight to reach it's full color level.

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aquamom Posted 29 May 2009 , 3:28am
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I know a lot of people on Cake Central start off with either pink or orange and then add red. I made red one time and used Americolor orange and then added the red until I got the right shade of red. I asked my husband to taste to see if he could taste the food coloring ( I don't eat desserts) and he said he couldn't taste the food coloring.

Hope this helps.

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