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Cake disaster emergency!

Hi, I’m wondering if anyone can answer my question?

I’m making a watermelon cake for my friends birthday , I baked 1 deep 9 inch, it’s came out perfect. However, the spherical cake has collapsed!

I went to redo it and realized I’m out of the Wilton red color that I used and only have an Americolor red and some Wilton pink and a drop of the red. As I live in Spain where suppliers are short ( I buy online) and I can’t get out the house tomorrow to track more down…..
My question is…..do you think I will be able to match the different reds? I have a tiny bit of Wilton left. I don’t have enough to do both cakes again 😪

If anyone can help, I’d really appreciate it….panic is setting in! Thank you 😊

-- Vee Walker Caballero

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Sandra Smiley

I seriously doubt you could match the reds exactly, even if you had the same brand red used previously. I think your best bet is to get as close as possible and don’t worry about it. It is highly unlikely anyone but you will ever notice. Hopefully, you will be the only cake decorator present, so not to worry!

DulcesSuenosConil

Thank you Sandra, I thought that might be the case. I just started doing it again. You know though it will niggle me forever now lol It was really silly of me as I always use Americolors but the recipe said Wilton so I thought I’d give it a try, I didn’t realize you need so much more of it! I’m certainly learning fast! Thanks again for your response. Have a lovely weekend 😊

Sandra Smiley

And a wonderful weekend to you, too!!

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

I saw you posted the watermelon cake, and it turned out amazing, even with all of the trouble it gave you!

Sandra Smiley

Yes indeed! It is awesome! Your color looks spot on, too!

DulcesSuenosConil

Thank you Toni and Sandra, it was the most challenging cake ever, I think the heat didn’t help and boy was I glad to finish it and have a slice 😊 I’ve decided from now on, only to experiment on cakes that are for myself!