Topic Title: HOW TO MAKE RED ICING "RED" AND BLACK ICING "BLACK" Created On Tuesday May 08, 2012 11:17 AM
Posted: Tuesday May 08, 2012 11:17 AM
Hi I use no taste red when I am decorating a cake
but find I have to use a large amount of colour to come even close to the colour red and still the colour seems to never quite be bright red. My children do not like the taste of the icing red red...is there anything I can do to get the colour really red. The same also goes for the colour black. If I use a lot of the colour they do not like the taste of the icing. My son wants me to make him a coral snake cake so I will need to use red yellow and black....can anyone help me answer these questions )))
Red - use Americolor Super Red. It doesn't taste bitter. And because it comes in an easy to use squirt bottle, it's easier to measure out.
Black - you can begin with a chocolate buttercream, then add Americolor Super Black. You won't need to use as much coloring that way. If for some reason you can't use chocolate buttercream (such as an allergy to chocolate), then just use the Americolor Super Black. Hopefully you're just needing it for accent decorations, and not covering the entire cake in black, so making a small amount (a couple cups of buttercream or less), won't take a lot of the color.
Also, with any frosting that uses dark colors, let it set for a while, even overnight, and the colors will deepen.