Need Help Making A Color Brighter

Decorating By Wendy123 Updated 28 May 2008 , 7:07pm by Shelly4481

Wendy123 Posted 27 May 2008 , 1:00pm
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I'm making a graduation cake for tomorrow and the theme is Luau. I'm icing the cake violet and would like to make it a brighter color of purple. What do I need to mix to make the cake a bright/dark purple?
Any ideas would greatly be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Wendy

5 replies
tippyad Posted 27 May 2008 , 1:08pm
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Grape=1 part sky blue, 6 parts rose pink

are you wanting to make the cake or the icing purple?

Wendy123 Posted 27 May 2008 , 1:43pm
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Thanks
I'm wanting to make the icing purple.

Kiddiekakes Posted 27 May 2008 , 1:48pm
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I have noticed that when I add yellow or lime green to darker red's and greens they become brighter.Try adding a bit of yellow to the purple and see what happens!!

FromScratch Posted 27 May 2008 , 2:00pm
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Don't add yellow to purple.. you will get grey-ish brown. Yellow is opposite purple ont he color wheel and they make eachother duller not brighter. The same is true of red and green and blue and orange. icon_smile.gif

Shelly4481 Posted 28 May 2008 , 7:07pm
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Americolor has a electric purple color. But I realize you may not have time to go get any but for future cakes all the electric colors are great.

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