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Decorating By Lakergirl6743 Updated 4 Jan 2011 , 6:21pm by annie84

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Lakergirl6743 Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 5:44pm
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I have a question. I have been decorating cakes for about 2 1/2 years now, self taught and part time. My question is I have a very hard time getting my buttercream icing to tint red, like a christmas red, it does not matter how much gel colour I use I can't get past a pinky colour. What's the secret.
Thanks so much!

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Ambar2 Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 6:02pm
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I saw a video on serious cakes where she tints the buttercream orange, adds pink and then adds lots of "no taste" red to it, I havent tried it yet but she got a nice red from it.

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annie84 Posted 4 Jan 2011 , 6:21pm
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Hi Lakergirl,

What brand of colouring are you using? If it's Wilton or just regular food colouring from the grocery store, it is next to impossible to get a true red. The product I use is Red Extra from Sugarflair. I find it works really well! Make sure you let it stand for about half an hour after adding the colour as it darkens quite a bit.

I'm not sure where you can purchase that in Elliot Lake, but I buy it from Klara Johnsons in Cambridge. They have an onine store so I'm assuming the would ship it. http://www.klarajohnsons.com/

Hope that helps!

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