What is the best to use to get a nice deep navy blue color in fondant and RI? And a deep orange (cleveland brown's orange). I don't have an airbrush, so that's not an option this time around (though it IS on my wish list!!) It's for the police retirement cake I posted about in the "ideas" forum. The dept colors are navy blue, white and silver (i'll be using luster w/vodka for this one).
ok, y'all are gonna make me stomp my foot and pout like a little girl! LOL Surely I'm not the only one who's come across this issue. I want a nice deep true navy and a nice deep cleveland brown's orange. I have americolor gels, and access to wilton's too... What combo is going to work best?
To get navy blue I always make the white BC as dark as I can with blue color then add black until it is the right shade that I need. Warning though...it takes a lot of blue. As far as the orange goes wilton has a terra cotta color that might work if you lighten it a little or you could make a true orange BC then add brown or ivory a little at a time. Just be careful not to overdue it with the added dark colors.
I like to add a bit of yellow to my oranges and reds as it gives it a bit of a brighter,sorta neon color...but not neon like you think!! I start with royal blue and add quite a bit of black to get navy but go back and add a bit of already made royal blue or sky blue.This will deepen the color but not make it look so matte.I do this all the time and my colors lighten.