Please Help With Blue!!!!!

Decorating By kymscakes Updated 25 Apr 2008 , 2:49pm by kymscakes

kymscakes Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 12:57am
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I don't know what to do, no matter what I do I can not achieve baby blue, everything comes out kind of teal and horrible!!!! Please, please give me some advice!

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tiggy2 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:06am
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What color and how much are you using?

PGray315 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:08am
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I have had the same problem. I found that adding a tiny amount of pink will tame down the "teal" color. Do not add too much at a time or you will get a purple hue. I hope this helps.

kymscakes Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:18am
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Really??? Hmmm, gonna give it a try. I want a soft baby blue. I have wilton royal blue and sky blue. I don't have any americolor blue here but I looked in a catolog and they don't seem to have anything either. I think I also have wilton delphinium blue. I have to do a blue cake for a shower this weekend.

tiggy2 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:21am
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If you use just just the tinyest amount of sky blue you should be ok. It sounds like you're just using too much.

PGray315 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:29am
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I used Wilton royal blue to get a pale blue icing. To that I added the pink until I got the baby blue I wanted. I had to match the icing to a ribbon that was used on the cake.

Briarview Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:21am
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I agree Sky Blue is more on the teal side than a pastel blue. I use a little Lobelia blue, or royal blue or capri blue just enough to get a blue shade Have a look on my website under Novelty cakes and Baby Blue on the first page. That was a touch of Lobelia powder. Good Luck

icer101 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:38am
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whenever , i make baby shower cakes, i have just used a tiny bit of royal blue. to me, it comes out baby blue. just a tiny bit of royal blue.

kymscakes Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:49pm
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Ok, I'm going to try it! Every time I get an order for blue I cringe! It is the only color I can't seem to get!

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