powder vs gel

I have gel food coloring and cannot get my red red enough. Any suggestions? Is powdered food coloring the answer?

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Feb 01, 2010
by: Anonymous

You are better off painting the fondant instead of kneading it in.

Jun 05, 2009
by: Daniel Holmes

watch how dark you color your frostings unless you get a kick out of red mouths or any other dark color LOL

Jun 04, 2009
color comment
by: Kelly

I've done several things with red and it's hard getting a good deep red. But she's right, it does darken as it sits.

I've used an entire bottle of wilton red before. I did on that firetruck I did.

Jun 04, 2009
red color
by: Natasha

Wilton has a no taste red that you can use an entire bottle to do it. I use Americolor super red. It does alter the taste though.

Remember the red will get darker as it sets.

I did a cake that was a Little Einsteins Rocket. I colored my frosting almost red and then sprayed using the wilton color spray and it worked really well.

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