Help Beginner Mixing Colors!!!!! Fuschia??? Bright Pink?

Decorating By Xime Updated 11 Jul 2008 , 2:35pm by dinas27

Xime Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:47pm
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Hello everybody!
I am a beginner cake decorator...really only do them for friends or family, and now I am planning my daughter's 3rd birthday cake...
It's gonna be a Dora the Explorer cake and I really have no clue as to how to mix a bright pink color for my fondant... I know how to do pastel pink, but just adding more red is not going to do it! ANyone can help me out???? icon_cry.gif Thank you so much!!!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:53pm
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Use Chefmaster liquid paste in Bakers Rose color -- that should give you a good start. Add a dot of royal blue or purple to get a more fushia color. Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif

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Xime Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 12:07am
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Sorry...another question...
ANd if I do not have the Chefmaster color to begin with? The thing is I am currently out of the US and have to use the basic Wilton paste colors (the package that has like 12 colors....
Thanks for the answer and warm welcome! icon_biggrin.gif

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 12:29am
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I have been decorating for over 35 years and I'm sure it's possible to mix a fuschia but I've never been able to do it. And I'm from the generation that mixed everything. I could mix burgundy but not fuschia. Now we can buy all the entire spectrum of colors ready to go.

So if I was attempting this with basic colors, I would use a pretty pink. I would scale the design back to whatever pretty pink I could make with what I had.

We were all real happy when they started making a fuschia.

Just a thought for you.

Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 12:43am
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I've never worked with fondant. Does it take color in the same way that buttercream or cream cheese frosting does? If so, I achieved this pink with Wilton's regular Pink color.

KathyAM Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 1:02am
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Fondant takes color the same as buttercream or royal icing. You will have to do a lot of kneading to get it mixed in, assuming you are starting with ready-made. If you are using a recipe, you could add the color to the liquid mixture before you start adding powdered sugar.

jess85 Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 1:54pm
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wiltons fine, pink with a tiny bit of blue/purple will give you a fushia color

Xime Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 2:24pm
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Thanks everyone! I will try the regular pink and see how it goes! I will let you know! thumbs_up.gif

dinas27 Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 2:35pm
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I had this problem a month ago... I read a lot on getting 'fushia' well I tried everything from adding purple to red, everything just looked so muddy. I finally went and bought every red, burgandy and pink at Michaels. I used straight Wiltons Rose color and lots of it. Mixed it right into my melted marshmallows when making MMF. The picture is the paisley wedding cake in my photos.

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