Blood Red Roses ??

Decorating By Buttercream_warrior Updated 18 Nov 2011 , 10:31pm by Cakery2012

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Buttercream_warrior Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 5:38pm
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im making a wedding cake and they wanted blood red roses..i cant seem to get my coloring right..they look really red but not the blood red they want..and when i add black it looks odd..does anyone have suggestions??or maybe somwhere i can buy them already made and in that color

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Unlimited Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 7:34pm
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I assume you're making buttercream roses. I'd just recommend using a lot of coloring until it's dark enough (they'll darken as they sit as well).

If you're ready to give up and purchase them, they can be found in your local hobby/craft stores, but they're about $1 each and rock-hard royal icing.

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Beckalita Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 7:48pm
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The last time I made red buttercream, I used red airbrush color for all the liquid in my recipe and the roses I made with it came out a dark blood red (they almost looked like Black Magic roses.)

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Dreams81 Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 8:26pm
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What if you started out with chocolate buttercream? B/c red velvet cake is chocolate cake with tons of red food coloring....just wondering. B/c I know it takes a TON of food coloring to get a nice red. Same with black.... I made a minnie mouse for my daughter, and half way through mixing the black was like "Dang should of started with chocolate frosting." Anyways.... just wondering icon_smile.gif

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grandmomof1 Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 8:53pm
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candy craft red powder with a hint of black powder.

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Cakery2012 Posted 18 Nov 2011 , 10:31pm
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Would using a bit of purple instead of black work?

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