How To Acheive Blood Red Icing?

Decorating By creamvalleyfarm Updated 11 Aug 2009 , 12:00pm by matthewkyrankelly

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creamvalleyfarm Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 11:32am
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I am making a wedding cake with a Holloween theme and the bride wants BLOOD RED icing..

I used a whole small pot of wilton red on a small batch of buttercream and came up with a pinkish color...added some black and got a victorian rose color, nice but not blood red...

The cake tasting is in 3 days...PLEASE HELP!

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Lee15 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 11:53am
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I use Americolor super red and have no problem getting the frosting a deep red. If you cannot get Americolor try adding another darker color to the frosting first before applying the red. Hope this helps.

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:00pm
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did you wait to see how it will look dry? Red always darkens, a lot, as it sits. Smear some on a plate and let it sit out for an hour or so. Compare it to the batch. You'll se a significant difference.

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