How Do I Tint Buttercream Blood Red With No Aftertaste?

Baking By buckeyebelle Updated 23 Apr 2012 , 5:01pm by cakegrandma

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buckeyebelle Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 4:43pm
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I have to tint my buttercream icing a blood red color and I am worried about getting an aftertaste to it. Is there a trick to adding something other than the gel colors that will help?

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AnnieCahill Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 4:49pm
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Just use the no-taste red from Wilton. You can also add a tiny bit of black to make it darker.

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cakegrandma Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 5:01pm
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I always use pink to get a good color in and then either use Wilton No Taste Red or Americolor's Red. Works great and leav it set for about 1/2 hour and you will see that it has darkened up. If not the shade you need just add some more red and a teeny bit of black to darken.

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