Is there an easier way to make red icing?

by Liz

What is the easiest way to get red icing (christmas red) without using sooo much red coloring? I tried this weekend and boy o' boy it didn't look christmas red.

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Dec 02, 2009
by: Danielle

turn your white icing pink first and then red it will save you time and money

Dec 02, 2009
pink into red icing
by: Danielle

try taking white icing and dye it pink first and then put the red in it you will use less red and it is a time savor if you do it that way

Mar 24, 2009
red icing
by: Angel from chillicothe

I have added a bit of milk chocolate store boughten icing to my white buttercream, then adding the red coloring. You have to be careful to not add to much for it will make the red look brick color. (I have also added cocoa to my icing it.) If you use concentrated and not liquid coloring it helps too. You can get this at Walmart or Hobby Lobby in the cake section for only a few dollars. A little goes along way.

Jan 12, 2009
red icing
by: Anonymous

yes. go to sams club. you can buy an entire gallon of red icing for cheap. funny thing, i found it two weeks after i spent a fortune in red dye for my daughters' firetruck cake lastyear (their dad is a fireman).

Jan 07, 2009

Depending of how red I want it, sometimes I have had to use an entire bottle of red!

You might try starting with another color and then turning it red.

I just gave up and use the whole bottle! Sorry I don't have a good suggestion.

Dec 24, 2008
by: Anonymous

I would like to know how to make red cake icing?

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