How To Get Bright Red Icing

Decorating By laeason Updated 2 Oct 2009 , 4:40pm by miny

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laeason Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 3:54pm
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I am new to this and hear that getting the bright red color is difficult. I am making a red race car and not sure whether to use BC icing or cover in fondant. what are your suggestions and how do I get the bright red? I have the Wilton no taste red but hear it still is pink????

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lchris Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 4:10pm
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If you're doing fondant, buy it pre-made.

If you're doing buttercream, or have to color your fondant, Americolor red. That's how I did my super-hero cake.

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kitcae Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 4:26pm
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For BC, I use 50% no taste red and the other 50% christmas red. It has always worked. Also, a tip:If you let sit over night or as long as you can, it will make it a stronger color-It also works for fondant.

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cownsj Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 4:38pm
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Once I discovered the pre-made red satin ice fondant, I haven't even considered anything else for red.

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miny Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 4:40pm
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Tint your BC pink, let it rest overnight then tint it red, and I agree, americolor is the best red you can buy

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