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How do you make red icing?

post #1 of 20
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Does anyone have any advise on how to make red icing? I have used Wiltons red red, no taste red, and Christmas red. They all turn out pink icon_cry.gif .
post #2 of 20
I HATE RED ICING and seem to use alot of it. I buy it already made from my local cake supply store (same with the black!) then add my icing to it and it I have to add a bit of red color to it I do-that way I have more and it lasts longer. I wish I could help ou other than that! I am sure there are alot of words of wisdom coming your way though!
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post #3 of 20
Americolor is supposedly the best when it comes to red and black, I personally have never tried them but definitely will if I ever have to make red again. I made an Elmo cake a few months ago and the only thing I can tell you is that you are going to use A LOT of the wilton shades of red. I just kept adding it until I got the color pretty close to what I wanted and then I let it sit over night, it seemed to darken a bit. HTH and Good luck!

Jess
post #4 of 20
I now only use Americolor for red and black royal icing. It's UNBELIEVABLE how vivid they are with just a few drops.

Are you trying to make buttercream? I haven't done that in red or black yet, but I'm confident it is the only brand that seems to get close enough.
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
I have tried using buttercream and royal icing. I just can't get it. Is Americolor available in craft stores?
post #6 of 20
I called and emailed their website. An employee called me back with two phone numbers for suppliers in Canada, one in Mississauga, Ontario and the other in British Columbia.

You can order off the site direct in the States, I think?
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'll check it out.
post #8 of 20
i use no taste red and christmas red plus i add alittle juice from the m. cherries.. or i add alittle black and that helps too
its starting to look alot like baking.
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its starting to look alot like baking.
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post #9 of 20
I read a tip somewhere on here that you start with a dark pink icing, then add your red. I tried this and it was the best red color I have gotten so far. I used a pink that i had on hand then started adding red, it worked a lot better and faster.

Hope this helps.
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post #10 of 20
Hey Tina,
I found a Red Powder at my local supply store and it really makes a Beautiful Red color.before I found the powder I had a time getting the red to be red not Pink PINK... hehehe. I make a base with Wiltons Red Red then just add some red powder to it or you can use it alone.
Check out My Elmo cake he is about as Red as you can get =0)
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post #11 of 20
Simple solution no additional steps to take......AMERICOLOR!!!


Amy
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
I love the Elmo cake. Today I tried making the pink and then adding red. It worked out okay, but I would still like a better red. I'll have to look for the red powder this week. What is it called?
post #13 of 20
The brand of powder colors I have is called Crystal Colors!


Amy
post #14 of 20
I've never used the Americolor powder. Does it have an affect on the taste of the icing when using the red or black?
post #15 of 20
Hey Tina,
The Red Powder is Mfg. for Ck products the Name on the lable is called Candy-N-Cake
here is the website
http://www.ckproducts.com/
I have never tried AMERICOLOR colors because I havent seen them in any of the stores. icon_sad.gif
Hope you find it soon.. I know you will just love it!
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