Hello!! New to the site, love it so far!! I am making an elmo type cake for my 2yo daughters bday this Friday and I'm needing to know how to make the right shade of red? Also what do I use to get that fuzzy/furry look of the fronting? Thank you so much for any and all help or ideas!!!!
Use Americolor Super Red. If you use wilton you will have to use A LOT of it. A LOT. When I made my niece's cake I use the wilton tip #233. Worked perfectly. HTH
While you have to use a ton of it, I still like using wilton's no-taste red with some red red. It cuts down a lot on the dye taste.
Keep in mind, no matter what you do, the guests will have red teeth!
I have used wiltin's no taste red mixed with Christmas red - came out great! I just used a star tip to get the furry look. Hope that helps!