How Do I Get This Deep Red Without It Tasting Bad?

Decorating By Harmonycakes Updated 4 Oct 2011 , 6:58pm by Treena

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Harmonycakes Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 1:53pm
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A client is inquiring about this cake, she loves this red color, I just worry about the taste because red is so gross. anyone have any thoughts on how I can acheive this color without tarnishing the flavor? Ive been trying to attach a picture and its not working, its almost a blood red, and it covers the entire cake. help please?

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cakegrandma Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 2:13pm
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You can use Wilton's No Taste Red or Americolor Super Red. I love the Super Red the best but, if all else fails the Wilton will work.

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knlcox Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 2:23pm
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To get a deep red I usually add a tiny bit of black. I love a deep, dark red and so it works for me!

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carmijok Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 2:36pm
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Are you talking about the frosting? Or the cake? Because if it's buttercream and highly colored I layer my regular buttercream on and when it's hardened in the refrigerator, I add my colored layer last so as not to have that yucky food color taste throughout the frosting.

As far as deep red, I've used Americolor red and combined it with Americolor maroon...but not too much as it deepens it and a little goes a long way.

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Treena Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 6:58pm
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One other suggestion is to mix the coloring in the day before because the color will darken as it rests.

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