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Getting ruby red icing with natural colouring - any ideas?

post #1 of 4
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I am making a cake for a ruby wedding anniversary. The couple really want a ruby red tier in the cake and I have two options - one is fondant in ruby red and the second is SMBC coloured red, but I am nervous to use that much red food colouring in the icing to get the right colour.

Any ideas please??
post #2 of 4
As long as you don't use wilton coloring (the red tastes bad) you should be ok. They also sell pre-colored red fondant (Satin Ice) that tastes great and it would be easy to tweak to get the ruby red tint. That's what I would do is the fondant.
post #3 of 4
Have you ever considered using red sugar crystals on the cake? along the line of how bakers are now using the multi-colored candies to cover cakes. Could come out sparkling like a ruby slipper icon_smile.gif
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Thanks! I'll try the pre-mix red. I have the Americolor red, so hopefully I'll be ok ?

Hadn't thought of sparkles, I'll see if I can find some and try it out!  Thanks for the advice :)

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