Step 5: Step five*
according to most movies + bugs bunny cartoons, dynamite is typically a nice red or terracotta color. when mixing colors it is best to start with a white frosting. i am pretty particular when it comes to mixing colors, weather it is printing ink, paint or frosting. so, i can assure you i will spend more than 30 minutes mixing colors. that is cool though, cause the longer that cake sits in the fridge the better. i typically use store bought frosting for something like this. add a little confectioners sugar to stiffen the consistency if needed. your frosting should spread easily, but hold it is shape.
**it takes TONS of red food coloring to make white frosting RED. i highly recommend using gel food coloring as opposed to liquid. the pigment is more concentrated + you will not have to use and an entire bottle of food coloring on one bowl of frosting. since this has to cover the entire cake, be sure to mix up a generous amount.
i have two accent colors to mix as well: yellow + black. the yellow is for the DYNAMITE + TNT labels. the black is for the digital timepiece.