How To Get Maroon Color

Decorating By MissyTex Updated 4 Jun 2008 , 9:56pm by wgoat5

MissyTex Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 2:45pm
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I need to make maroon fondant for a grad cake. What colors do I need to mix? I tried red with a little brown and it didn't work very well. Thanks for any advice.

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tippyad Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 6:09pm
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according to my color chart:

Maroon=2 parts burgandy, 4 parts red-red
Burgandy=5 parts pink rose, 1 part violet

Hope this helps!

diane Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 6:33pm
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i just posted color mixing chart in this thread. icon_wink.gif

bashini Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 8:54pm
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Have you tried Americolor maroon color?

Here is the link for you to see.

Rosie932 Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 8:32pm
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I've tried Wilton Burgundy gel, but no matter how much I added the darkest it got was dark pink. Couldn't get it to burgundy. Any secrets?

wgoat5 Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 8:39pm
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Americolor Maroon worked for me icon_smile.gif (excuse the bad cake icon_sad.gif ) But the color was right one!!!

Rosie932 Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 9:52pm
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Thanks Christi, did you have to use alot of Americolor? I used so much Wilton, it actually came the color of the color of the "My Account" box on the left.


wgoat5 Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 9:56pm
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I used quite a bit.... about 1/2 of small bottle of the americolor.. So get Americolor icon_biggrin.gif

Is the maroon on my cake the same maroon you are looking for (didn't know there were different shades of it but there are icon_sad.gif )

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