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Old 07-02-2008, 11:08 PM   #11
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KE STOP IT!!!!
How can I enjoy this lovely box of.....hiccup....
....I mean cup of coffee when you keep making me spit it all over my screen?????
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:12 PM   #12
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:31 PM   #13
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But I don't think food coloring will give me the orange color that I want. I think it will come out to light - like a peach color. This always happens when I try to do red, I always end up with pink. I've even put about 10 drops in and I still get pink. Then the frosting starts getting thinner. I would imagine it would be the same with orange.
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Without an actual orange coloring agent that's the best I can come up with. I can't think of anything else
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:11 AM   #15
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Thanks for the input. I'll try for the orange but I may have to settle for peach or yellow. Unless I can come up with a light brown.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:44 PM   #16
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This might be of some help: Color Mixing Chart
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:22 PM   #17
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Yes, I've never had any luck getting strong colours from liquid food colourings. You always end up with the pastel shade of whatever colour you were trying for. Gel colouring works really well, and I use that for my reds, blacks, etc. However, if you can't get to the shop for gel colours, I guess a peachy colour is your best bet.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:05 AM   #18
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Talking my two cents

well as far as i know shades of red, and orange need a couple of hours to "mature" if you add enough red or orange food coloring to something the color should become stronger, however the thining that was aformentioned can become problematic but that can be solved with a little cofectioners sugar, leave the iceing to rest for like two or so hours and you may notice the collor seems to drop a couple of shades and become a more rich and less pastell collor, at least thats what happens when i have to use noramal food colors to color my buttercreme, anyhow thats my two cents take it or leave it i wish you the best

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