how can i make my gumpaste intense red? I buy the gumpaste and i use sugarflair red paste colour, but i think the gumpaste gets very sticky and i dont get the intense red colour that i want it to be... pleas help?
I use Americolor's Super Red and it works great.
Angela, how much of it do you use? Because I used it recently to color icing and all I got was a deep pink.
I have to use a good bit. I just keep adding more until I get the color I want. By no means as much as if you were using Wilton though.
I live in denmark, and I don´t know where I can buy americolor. I just think if i use a lot of sugarflairs paste colour i get a dark pink, and it is very sticky and not easy to work with.
I would color it red, then also paint it red! That may work....
I dont like the way that you have to add so much color to it and it changes the way the gumpaste works. So what I do is airbrush. Especially for my red roses. They come out perfectly colored that way!
Even when I get the gumpaste red it still will dry much lighter, I always just bring my gumpaste to a pink and then airbrush my roses, works great. Adding cocoa powder to your gumpaste to get a deeper red.
If you are making your gumpaste from scratch, replace some of the 10x sugar with cocoa powder and add coloring with liquid ingredients. I do it with my fondant recipe and figure it will work the same for gp.
If you have access to premade red fondant then just add tylose to it and you will have a red paste that will act very much like gumpaste.