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how to use food colouring paste (for red buttercream)?

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Mandy21 Fri 07-Feb-14 23:06:51

Do I just add it to beaten buttercream? At beginning? Will it affect consistency? Have heard it deeprns in colour if you leave it. Got to make & decorate tomorrow, will it be ok?

Any advice gratefully received!

paneer Fri 07-Feb-14 23:12:39

I would hazard a guess that adding it towards the start (paste) would be ok.

Mandy21 Fri 07-Feb-14 23:15:32

Thank you!

SavoyCabbage Fri 07-Feb-14 23:22:36

Red can be tricky as you need a lot to make it a true red and it has a taste so you have to be careful not to add too much or it's in edible. Even 'no taste red' can have a taste.

Also because buttercream is not white the colour can be affected by the the yellow tinge of the buttercream.

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