This is my first semi-carved cake. It turned out good, and was pretty easy. One ? though. I usually don't use Red because it is bitter. I used purple and it also tasted bitter. Anyone know how to get rid of the taste. I used alot of the color to get a deep color. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much!
I have used the wilton no taste red and it wasnt bitter so maybe next time you can give that a try. I didnt use alot b/c a small amount got the red I needed so if you use alot I'm not sure if it would indeed remain tasteless
Thanks so much! I will give it a try.
Use chefmaster colors. No bitter taste and you use very little. No waiting for colors to intensify.
When ever you want any dark, intense color start by tinting the white icing with a base color. Examples:
Red: start with a base of yellow, pink, or orange. Get that a nice vibrant shade then add your red paste/gel.
Purple: start with blue, pink, or red (not too much red).
Black: save all you bits and dabs of any and all colors in a jar in the fzr. When you want black, stir it up (it will be an ugly yuck color-LOL) then add your black.
You will need far less of the red, purple or black paste/gel so it won't take on that bitter taste.
Also, if a flavored icing will work w/the cake flavor, use UNsweetened KoolAid powder! It intensifies the color and flavors the icing. I don't measure it - but guess I add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per cup. (Not the whole pkg).
when I need a rally dark red as in crimson I'll use choc icing and add red. not nearlly as bitter. Plus choc yum
Thanks so much! Gret Tips.