Quick Help What Color Is Considered Wine?

Decorating By CNCS Updated 3 Dec 2008 , 6:23pm by diane706

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CNCS Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 2:28pm
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I have a client that wants wine colored drop flowers. She didnt specify red wine, burgandy or any other just wine.

I'm thinking burgandy shade.

Now how should I mix it and what colors make burgandy in the middle range.

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GI Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 2:30pm
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I would think a light rose' blush colored...hmm.. probably should clarify!

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cakedout Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 3:45pm
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I have a Burgandy gel color that I use with a bit of Black and some Purple (not Violet)....cause if I'm thinking correctly, Wine is a bit more 'purple' than Burgandy.

I've even taken some leftover purple icing and just added Burgandy and some Black until it got to the shade I wanted.

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diane706 Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 4:51pm
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Whenever a customer requests an "iffy" color like that, I always have them give me a color sample (a napkin, fabric swatch... you get the idea). A specific color is usually requested because that is the main color that they are decorating with for a b-day party or the bridesmaids are wearing that color in the wedding etc. Then I turn to my trusty Chefmaster color wheel that indicates the suggested equal parts of color to use for a specific color. Unfortunately this particular wheel doesn't have "wine" though. Sorry!

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xstitcher Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 7:10am
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Here's a couple of links that might help.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-589750.html

for the above there are also more colours (for Wilton and to use with Fondant) on pages 3 & 4


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-610852-chart.html

I would check with the client though to make sure your on the same page.

HTH

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SILVERCAT Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:00pm
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Originally Posted by CNCS

I have a client that wants wine colored drop flowers. She didnt specify red wine, burgandy or any other just wine.

I'm thinking burgandy shade.




The burgandy shade is what I believe they want, but I would double check with them!

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Auryn Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 3:51pm
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your playing with fire trying to guess
I would contact the person and get them to specify what color they want and then remind them that you cant duplicate the color exactly

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CNCS Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 5:59pm
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Got it, have a sample... just a cocktail napkin but it gives me an idea.

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diane706 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 6:23pm
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Yay! Perfect. Good luck and have fun!

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