How Do I Get My Fondant Navy Blue

Decorating By sweetsusy Updated 21 Mar 2009 , 8:40pm by Cakeonista

sweetsusy Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 6:59am
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I have a Toronto Maple Leaf cake due in a couple of hours and for the life of me can't get navy blue out of fondant . Please can someone tell me how I can get the right colourt?

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botevinka Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 7:36am
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I use Navy Blue food coloring ( Americolor ) it works very well for me thumbs_up.gif

sweetsusy Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 7:41am
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Really I have cake craft super navy blue and it's not working.. icon_cry.gif

sweetsusy Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 7:59am
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It is now 4:00am and I'm so stress I can't get my fondant to turn navy blue. The lady at the store told me it would and it's not I have a customer pick up this cake in a couple of hours Iand I can't complete it. Please please Please help. Any suggest I'm up for trying anything right now.

Melnick Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 8:50am
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I am no expert by any means but you seem desperate so my guess would be (maybe try it on a tiny bit first) that if it is not dark enough, add a touch of black to darken it a bit.

sweetsusy Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 9:08am
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okay it's now 5:00am and I FINALLY got it. Royal blue with purple I used violet gives you NAVY BLUE!!!!

Melnick Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 9:29am
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Well done! You must be so relieved ... and exhausted!

cylstrial Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 3:52pm
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Poor thing. Glad that you got it worked out. Post a pic after you've had some sleep. =o)

Niliquely Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 4:05pm
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I know you already got your color, but I thought I would put my two cents in. (I really have to stop ending my sentences in prepositions!) When I can't get a dark enough color on my fondant, I leave it the lighter color and paint over it with the darker color to make it look right. I also really like Sugarcraft's color mixing chart for quick and easy reference...I use it a lot! You can find it here:

I am still new so I am betting all of you know this stuff already, but oh well. Just trying to help!

cylstrial Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 6:05pm
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Niliquely -- the company's name you recommended came up blocked!

Cakepro Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 6:15pm
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If the name is blocked, there's a 99% chance it should be ******************** (no periods).

icer101 Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 6:17pm
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i have made navy blue... using royal blue.. touch of black.... turned out really good for i have the americolor . navy blue. always used the royal and black before..hth

sweetsaretas Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 6:31pm
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Royal Blue and black work well for me! I've used it for male cakes. I didn't want it black, didn't want a pretty blue. It turned out well.

Niliquely Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 6:58pm
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Sheesh...I'm sorry, I didn't know it would do that! Cakepro is right though! You will have to type it in rather than clicking the link - sorry!!!

newmansmom2004 Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 7:10pm
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Originally Posted by botevinka

I use Navy Blue food coloring ( Americolor ) it works very well for me thumbs_up.gif

What she said ^


xstitcher Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 8:34pm
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I glad you got the colour you were after.
This post is really good for mixing colour and there are several charts for different brands on there (not all on pg1 of the post).

Cakeonista Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 8:40pm
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Yes, I also used blue with a little black and it works well but i'm definitly going to try Americolor's navy blue, my arms are still hurting. lo

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