Matching Fondant To Swatch...what Do You Think It Needs?

Decorating By dailey Updated 7 Oct 2008 , 4:12pm by dinas27

dailey Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:09pm
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the swatch is "cabernet" from david's bridal. i attached a pic with the swatch and my sample fondant. what do you think it needs? it looks off...thanks!

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Karema Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:14pm
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maybe brush with a little luster dust

kakedecorator Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:15pm
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The way the light hits the swatch it's hard to tell, but if you are going for the darker shade it looks great.

jjkarm Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:23pm
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It's very close to the same color. From the picture it looks like it may help to go a little more toward red.

PinkZiab Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 4:48pm
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I agree... a touch more red, and then hit it with some luster to see what you get.

dailey Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 5:03pm
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thanks everyone!

i agree about adding red, however, to achieve the color i only used burgandy and black. do you think i should add *more* burgandy or perhaps add a touch of red? AND i love the idea about adding luster dust!

snowboarder Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by dailey

do you think i should add *more* burgandy or perhaps add a touch of red?

I think your base color is fine as is. If you brush it with a shade of red luster dust (I can't tell the true color from my monitor, but just be sure to match warm or cool tones) that should give you both shine and the subtle red you need to match the red nap on the fabric.

redred Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 12:09pm
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I'd say a touch of red red and some white to lighten it a bit.

dinas27 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 4:12pm
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I think I would start over and add lots more burgandy and no black. From the picture your sample looks muddy, not bright like the swatch. You want deeper color not darker color if that makes sense. I had the same problem when I was trying to get a fushia.

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