I have a wedding cake due for Saturday that has a fondant ribbon around each tier and a loopy bow on top with ribbons trailing down the sides. When the bride ordered the cake she said she wanted it red. I ordered Satin Ice Red fondant (figured I would save time instead of colouring myself). She dropped off a colour swatch today (long story) for me to match the red......and it is burgundy. I tried mixing burgundy using the red as a base with a little bit of purple added, but I just get a wierd rusty/orange colour. PLEASE HELP!!!!
You can buy burgandy food coloring gel. When I made a burgandy ribbon I used it and brushed burgandy lustre dust on it too and it turned out beautiful! Good luck!
Americolor has a burgandy color, I know. Other than that I don't have any ideas for changing the red to the color you need, sorry. If you aren't able to get it I would just tell her sorry, you tried to match the color but she really should have gotten you the swatch much sooner. Good luck!
You might try painting the red with burgundy lustre dust and vodka and see it it matches.
americolor holds the best color...or the gel paste from bakery crafts... they have a burgandy color...or mix red & purple together...add brown to darken it.
Thanks everyone. I don't have anywhere to get Americolor (I'm in rural Ontario) and the closest Michaels is about 45 minutes away. PatrysV, that colour is almost exactly what I need so I will try mixing red with black. Thanks everyone!!!!