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Making true red icing turns out pink!!

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How do I make my icing truely red? It always looks fushia. I know wilton sells it in the tube but it tastes pretty bad and i need much more than that. I also don't want to add soo much red to icing or fondant that it dies everyone red!! HELP!! icon_cry.gif
post #2 of 6
This link might help you: http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-357113-red.html+duff
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post #3 of 6
I'd use ameri color sold on here and get the super red icing should get redder as it sits.
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post #4 of 6
Does it look fushia after the icing has dried on the cake or just while you're mixing it?

When coloring red icing you can make it a fushia/dark pink color and it will dry red. It also helps to color the icing red a few days before you need it and it will deepen as it sits.
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post #5 of 6
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It's fushia when wet. It still doesnt look like a true RED after it dries though. It gets better but not like the little decorators tubes of red you can buy. That's the red I like.
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What I usually do is mix plenty of the Wilton "No Taste" Red and then I add a little Wilton "Red Red". Here's a couple of cakes I did mixing those reds together:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=48621

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=50790
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