Whats The Diff. Between Burgandy And Maroon???

Decorating By wgoat5 Updated 19 May 2008 , 6:30pm by patrincia

wgoat5 Posted 18 May 2008 , 2:22am
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Can anybody show me cakes with these different colors? PLEASE

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wgoat5 Posted 18 May 2008 , 2:32am
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indydebi Posted 18 May 2008 , 3:14am
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I also think they are used interchangeably. When a bride tells me burgundy, I ask her "Burgundy-red or Burgundy-purple?"

cassi_g16 Posted 18 May 2008 , 3:26am
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I would say from that pic that it is maroon

Shola Posted 18 May 2008 , 3:34am
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I say that that maroon has more reddish tones while burgandy has more brown icon_smile.gif

practiceandpatience Posted 18 May 2008 , 3:23pm
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to me the pic you showed is maroon.

I agree maroon is more reddish brown
while burgundy in more reddish plum colored

veejaytx Posted 18 May 2008 , 5:22pm
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Christi, in another post you said they have napkins for the party, can you get one of those and get as close to that color as possible?

wgoat5 Posted 18 May 2008 , 5:28pm
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I wish I could.. I will still try to get a hold of them.. the people throwing the party will be out of town until 2 days before the graduation. icon_sad.gif won't give me much time to try to recreate this color

veejaytx Posted 18 May 2008 , 5:54pm
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Yes, two days would be cutting it a little close. Is there a shop near you that sells souvenirs/collectibles for this school that you could go look at them, maybe get a sample you could use to go by?

wgoat5 Posted 18 May 2008 , 5:57pm
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you know what? I didn't even think about that!!! Thank you so much veej icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 18 May 2008 , 6:04pm
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Better make the icing a day in advance, kiddo. Anything with red in it takes overnight for the color to mature.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

wgoat5 Posted 18 May 2008 , 6:05pm
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I thought I'd make it 3 or 4 days in advance Theresa icon_smile.gif .. just to be safe

veejaytx Posted 18 May 2008 , 6:13pm
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Glad I could help a little. Hope you can find what you need! We will be looking forward to the finished product.

projectqueen Posted 19 May 2008 , 2:45pm
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That color is definitely maroon.

You probably have seen this or something similar, but maybe it will help you or someone else.


I was also going to suggest making the icing ahead of time to let it deepen. thumbs_up.gif

Good luck!

patrincia Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:30pm
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Haha - the difference is about 25 years! Seriously though... the maroon is a bit brown/blue. Burgundy is more pink... more of what you find in home dec today.

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