Elmo Red Coloring

Decorating By lstalder Updated 15 Dec 2009 , 5:22am by brea1026

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lstalder Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 4:03am
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What have folks used to get the right shade of red for an Elmo figure?

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SuzyNoQ Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 4:19am
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I am doing an Elmo fbct next week, I would like to know too.

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HowCoolGomo1 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 5:00am
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Don't know if this will help or not.

Americolor has a color called Holiday red. It came in my little bottles for my airbrush. It's the perfect color. They have the same color in the regular bottles.

Otherwise you need to build to the color you want. I don't actually know how to do this right.

This definitely needs people with more experience.

Elmo is a red with more yellow in it. I don't know how to explain it. That's just what I see when I see colors.

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caseyhayes Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 5:03am
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No taste red and orange. You can look in my photos to see the elmo I did. It takes a good bit of red.

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brea1026 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 5:22am
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I too did an elmo cake recently. I used fondant, and just used wilton red red. It worked great for me. If you want to check my photos, I have a cute elmo cake. I made it 2d and stuck the fondant on a stick and had it sitting on top of the cake with a bunch of balloons on wires (SOOO cute! I don't know who came up with that idea first but I love it!). I hope that helps a little. Good Luck!

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