How Can You Make Navy Colored Buttercream?

Decorating By amichiaels Updated 30 Jun 2008 , 1:23pm by LeckieAnne

amichiaels Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 5:12pm
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I need to make navy icing for the outline of a friend's tattoo on a cake. Has anyone else tried this? I have Wilton colors royal, cornflower, delphinium blues and black. I figure you would mix the two in some combo, but do not have alot of extra buttercream or time to keep messing around with it. I'm hoping someone out there can give me a little insight...soon. Thanks!!

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sandygirl Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 4:00am
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The last time I did a navy I used royal blue and then added black, just remember that the color usually darkens a little. I usually mix and then step away for a few minutes and them look at it again to see if I need to add more black.

HTH

LeckieAnne Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 4:07am
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NavyBlue - Mix in a large amount of Royal Blue until a deep Blue is achieved. Add a very small amount of Black.

Here's a link to a color chart that's very helpful...
http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/coloring/colormixingchart.htm

jamhays Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 4:10am
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can you repost that link? It didn't work. I'd LOVE to have a chart like that.

apetricek Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 4:19am
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Not this will help you too much now but global sugar art sells americolor in navy...I would suggest making the royal and adding the black...if it is only for outline, don't stress yourself out, most people will be in awe of cake and not even notice the outline! Good Luck!

OCakes Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 4:28am
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I use my darkest blue & then add a tiny bit of black until I obtain navy. I always tend to forget that it normally dries a tad darker as well.

diane Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 5:00am
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you can also get navy blue with sky blue and violet. icon_wink.gif

LeckieAnne Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 1:23pm
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Here's some color pages - the link I posted is being blocked by CC -- if anyone wants the link - pm me with the request and your email address, and I'll send it to you.

http://www.wilton.com/cake/icing/colorchart.cfm
http://www.ladycakes.com/Charts/color_mixing.htm
http://www.candylandcrafts.com/colorchart.htm

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