By the time I get close to red the buttercream is funky! How can I make red bc?
Which brand of colors are you using? If you're using Wilton, then it will take a LOT of it. I prefer the americolor brands (they finally got them at Hobby Lobby), it doesnt take much to make a great red. And the longer you let it sit, the darker red you'll get.
Red is such a challenging color. I've had issues with it changing the consistency of my BC, even when using the gel color. The last time I made it, I added more ps after the fact and that seemed to help a bit. I was thinking that next time, I'd add the color before I add the ps and see if that makes any difference. I've always used Wilton, and that might well be part of my problem!
hi, bakery craft has the best red of any brand,Red Red. Of course that is my opinion. I learned this from earlene moore some years ago. Also, chefmaster has wonderful true colors. I,ve used them for 16 yrs. I have a little of all brands. I,ve never had any problem with any wilton colors . hth
I find Americolor works best for me. It doesnt take much to get a true red color.
Wilton is ok but I find you do have to use quite a bit of it.
I find it also helps if you can tint the icing first perhaps with some pick and then add your red.