How to make red frosting

I don't want to use an entire container of red dye. I heard that putting black in helps.

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lorigoldsby January 18, 2012
In the same vein as adding black food dye--add a dark berry juice. Also, a SMALL amount of a SWEET balsamic with fruit juice will give your fruit flavored icing both depth in colour and flavor
 

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boulangere January 18, 2012
Either of those would work nicely. Be sure to simmer to concentrate the color and cook off water which could dilute your cake too much without adding the color you want.
 
fatmike January 18, 2012
cherry juice might even work better
 
Slow C. January 18, 2012
You can always use beet juice if you are looking for a non-chemical alternative.
 
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