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#1 of 7 Old 06-30-2009, 03:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone know of a more natural alternative? I have the white frosting...
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Maybe beet or cherry juice? I doubt you can get it to true red. It takes A LOT of dye to get that saturated a color.
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You can make it pink with pureed rasberries.
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Strawberries get very red, and boiling down the juice should help.

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If you're looking for a product, check out this thread. The basic gist of it, though, is that (as PPs have said) you'll end up with a pink rather than a true red.

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http://www.indiatree.com/products/de...s/nc-dyes.html

I have purchased these, but not used them yet.
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http://www.indiatree.com/products/de...s/nc-dyes.html

I have purchased these, but not used them yet.
Those are the ones I have. I haven't tried the "red" yet, but as you can see from the picture, it appears to be the best you can get is a bright pink.

The blue is sort of metallic and pale. It has an irridescent quality to it that I can't quite describe. The yellow is nice. I haven't tried mixing them for greens and such either though.

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