4Th Of July Red

Decorating By Barb00 Updated 4 Jul 2009 , 5:06pm by CakeMommyTX

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Barb00 Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 12:00pm
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Help! I cannot get a true red from my Wilton no taste red color. Do I have to keep adding color or do I add something else to deepen? I am tring to decorate with fondant now and the color just isn't red-red. icon_cry.gif

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jolmk Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 4:50pm
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I made deep red fondant flowers and I had to add a little royal blue , I tried using black, but it just dulled the red and made it look like a brick red. It still took alot of red.

Hope this helps

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CakeMommyTX Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 5:06pm
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Wilton No-taste red won't give you a true deep red, no matter how much you add.
You will need to use Wiltons Red-Red or Americolors Super Red .
Americolor would be your best bet but Wilton might be easier to get a hold of at the last minute.
After you mix in the color let the icicng/fondant rest, the color will develop into a nice bright red.
The longer it sits the redder the red.
But you do have to be careful when adding the color to the fondant if you add too much then it will cause your fondant to break and not be smooth or elastic.
Mix in enough to make a light red and then let it rest. Hope that helps, good luck and happy 4th!

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