How To Make Eggplant Color

Decorating By ALVARGA Updated 12 Apr 2008 , 3:45am by bevyd

ALVARGA Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 2:30am
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I am doing a practice cake for a wedding in August and the bride wants cupcakes and a small 8" cake for her and the groom to cut. I've got that down but the 8" cake she wants to have a fondant bow on it the color of her bridesmaid dresses. Her color is eggplant. I thought that maybe I would use purple and add some blue ( blue and red make purple right?).
Or should I add black or even brown? I just am not sure where to start.
Is there a color chart somewhere? Thanks.

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beachcakes Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 2:38am
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Can you get a swatch of the dresses? There are many different color variations with color names. When I think eggplant, I think dark purple, nearly black.

ALVARGA Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 2:45am
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It is dark purple, not burgundy. She will give me a swatch of the dresses
soon, but I wanted to get ahead start.

tracycakes Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 12:32pm
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I think that you would start with purple then black or brown to darken.

bevyd Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 3:45am
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What about 1 part red and 2 parts blue=blue violet. Because violet is 2 parts red and 2 parts blue.I got that info from and old Durkee food color box .

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