Have you ever been hit with the “red icing” bug? You know the kind… where you eat red icing and are stained for days on end where it touched you? Do you know someone who at it and suffered from the “what goes in comes out” situation with ingesting way more red dye that should have been used?
Worry no more! I have a way to stop it from happening.
Get your frosting to a really nice orange first with the Wilton color gel. Then you just add about 1 teaspoon at a time and mix until you get the red you want.
Another thing to remember is that Wilton has 3 red colors. Depending on which one you choose your “red” can vary in colors.
Christmas Red which has pink tones.
Red Red which has orange tones.
No Taste Red which is a true red.
Last but not least! (and this is the important part). Red dye can take up to 12 hours to reach it’s true red color. So if you need a good red rose on Saturday, I suggest you start making your red decorator icing on Wednesday morning. That gives you all day Wednesday and Thursday to add more red if you need it and let it sit to reach it’s true color to use and decorate with on Friday.
Owner/Operator of My Cake Class