I've been mixing and mixing and I cannot seem to get my red deep enough to match the color I need. Is there a certain thing that I'm missing? Any advice would be fabulous!!! Thanks!!!
I copied this chart from somewhere but it doesn't list cranberry. Maybe you could get some ideas from it, however.
Apricot 5 parts lemon yellow, 2 parts pink
Aqua 3 parts royal blue, 1 part leaf green
Avocado 3 parts lemon yellow, 1 part royal blue, 2 parts leaf green
Bright Red 1 part lemon yellow, 5 parts red-red
Brown 4 parts lemon yellow, 3 parts pink, 1 part leaf green
Burgundy 5 parts pink, 1 part royal blue
Burnt Orange copper paste color, plus yellow liquid food coloring
Chartreuse 9 parts lemon yellow, 1 part leaf green
Coral 2 parts lemon yellow, 3 parts pink
Egg Yellow 8 parts lemon yellow, 1 part Christmas red
Golden Yellow 6 parts lemon yellow, 1 part Christmas red
Lavender 2 parts pink, 1p art royal blue
Lilac 3 parts pink, 1 part royal blue
Lime 3 parts lemon yellow, 1 part leaf green
Mint 1 part lemon yellow, 1 part royal blue,1 part leaf green
Moss 6 parts lemon yellow, 1 part Christmas red, 3 parts leaf green
Old Rose 8 parts pink, 1 part royal blue, 1 part leaf green
Peach 4 parts lemon yellow, 2 parts pink
Pistachio 1 part lemon yellow, 3 parts leaf green
Purple 3 parts Christmas red, 3 parts royal blue
Rust 1 part lemon yellow, 3 parts Christmas red, 2 parts royal blue
Strawberry 3 parts lemon yellow, 5 parts Christmas red
Turquoise 4 parts royal blue, 1 part leaf green
Maroon burgundy, red-red, black
Gold start with 9.5 parts lemon yellow, .5 parts red-red, .25 parts Kelly green
Silver start with 1 part black, 1 part sky blue, added to white icing.
Vivid colors Use half margarine, and half vegetable shortening in butter-crème recipe.
Brown Add powdered cocoa until desired color is achieved. Add additional water or chocolate syrup as needed.
Ivory Substitute butter flavored Crisco for part of the regular Crisco in butter-crème icing recipes.
Flesh A touch of copper in white icing.
Always add orange color to green icing for a more natural shade.
I think the first thing I would try would be 1 part Burgundy & 2 parts red-red, have you tried that?
and then, if that's not quite right, i'd probably try a very little amount of fuschia? but then again, i'm just guessing...which you've probably been doing too!!
and hello to a fellow michigander! you're the first person i've noticed from michigan on here (other than myself of course) but i haven't really been looking all that hard!
Thanks so much ladies!!! I finally got it and just in the knick of time too!
Suprisingly enough, a little royal blue made all the difference.
And hello Melyissa! You're right, I haven't noticed too many people from MI on her either. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
Can you tell me what you added the royal blue to? Ive been trying myself and cant seem to get it!!!