TruColor Red Gel Paste Powder Color

SKU: FC00401135 ISBN: FC00401135
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TruColor Red Gel Paste Powder Color

Tru Color Powder to Gel Food colors are in our opinion the best natural food color on the market, giving the brightest colors.

 Backed by years of development, TruColor not only lives up to it’s name in giving us the truest colors, but also backs it’s products with information on how to achieve a rainbow of results.

NET WT .18 OZ (5g)

Mixing instructions and how to use-

 TruColor Natural Gel Paste Colors were specifically designed for buttercream icing, but can also be used in dough or any product you want to color without it breaking down.

GEL PASTE: (1:1 RATIO) ½ tsp. water to ½ tsp. powder (Less water for fondant)

Completely hydrate the color first with the least amount of water possible and never add water directly to the jar. Mix your color in a separate container, a small cup or a silicone cupcake liner works well. It is important to make sure that the powder is completely dissolved by mixing very well using a stir stick or a toothpick; pressing and mixing the power particles into the water. Test a small amount to make sure all the color is dissolved or you will see specks. When specks are present you may need to mix the powder more and add a small amount of water (just a few drips) and stir well until the color powder is completely dissolved before adding to your icing.

Natural red colors derived from an Anthocyanin (berries and some vegetables) need an acidic medium. Replace the suggested amount of water with lemon juice to dissolve the TruColor powder. The Citric Acid and Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) in the lemon juice will lower the pH and help change the red color to a true red. Without adding a food acid, you will only achieve a “berry” color which is nice, but not the red you want for icing on a fire engine cake or cookie! Have fun experimenting with and without lemon juice! 

When adding color to fondant or gum paste-

Use less than the recommended equal parts of water to concentrate the color so you don’t break down your fondant or make it too sticky, Use a dropper and drip drops of water to hydrate the powder, using the least amount of water possible.  

Red is the hardest color to achieve with food colors but it can be especially challenging when working with a natural red food color. Following the above instructions and tips will help you to achieve the brightest and truest shade possible. Please be patient and allow the red a little time to develop after mixing.

Ingredients- Radish, Citric Acid, Vegetable gum.

Natural colors will react differently depending on the PH of your buttercream. When mixing into a buttercream made with real butter you will get a more intense result. Vegan buttercream or all shortening buttercream will result in a slightly lighter shade or may need more color added to get a more intense result.

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