How Do I Make Burgundy Fondant

Decorating By yvonne78 Updated 6 Sep 2010 , 2:03am by destineysway

yvonne78 Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 12:45pm
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Hello everyone:
Im making a cake for my parents Weddinga anniversary and my parents favor color is burgundy, plus they love fondant so I want to know how i can make burgundy fondant if someone knows please let me know thru here or email me at [email protected]
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kimbers Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 12:52pm
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I'm pretty sure Wilton has a burgundy color thats pretty easy to find at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. just mix that into the fondant until you get the desired color. Good luck. Hope to see some pics.

sweetcakes Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 3:40am
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thats an extremely hard colour to achieve and the more colour you add to the fondant the softer it gets. if you can start with pre coloured fondant that will help, but even then still dont expect a rich deep burgandy.

sgauta Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 12:23pm
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Yes, I wish I could give you some advice but I agree -- burgandy is almost impossible!! I used the Wilton 'burgandy' color and still only came up with purple. I started adding other things to it (red, black) in the hopes it would darken up, but no luck. I ended up changing my gameplan and not doing burgandy at all! icon_sad.gif


splendid Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 11:45pm
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I think I'll start with chocolate (brown) fondant and then add red to it. Will keep you posted on how it works. Burgandy is a mix of brown and red rather than red and black.

confetti-iced-cakes Posted 5 Sep 2010 , 11:59pm
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how about using Americolor Burgundy Gel Paste Food Colouring its great here is a link on ebay to show you the colour i hope this helps just copy and paste in search its from ebay :

JawdroppingCakes Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 12:09am
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I've made it before starting off with brown fondant. Then I added some red and a touch of orange...not alot, just a touch. Gave me the perfect color I was looking for.

drakegore Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 12:35am
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Originally Posted by splendid

I think I'll start with chocolate (brown) fondant and then add red to it. Will keep you posted on how it works. Burgandy is a mix of brown and red rather than red and black.

imo, the americolor burgundy is just awful...really muddy and not vibrant.
i think i would go the path you are thinking with brown and red. i did that with some cookie icing a while back and it turned into a nice burg.

there are quite a few forums on burg on here and you might find some other solutions if you do a search (or if the website will actually do the has had problems for the last month).


SugarFiend Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 1:23am
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I made burgundy with 3 colors of Satin Ice, if you want to go that route. It was 4 parts red, 1 part blue, and 10 parts pink (yep, really. The hot pink, not the pastel.) If you want a visual, it was for the bands around each tier for this cake. (haha, let's see if this works...)⊂=1795720

If it doesn't work, it's the 2-tiered white, gold, and burgundy pawprint cake in my pics. I tried to post the second pic of it because the color is better.


artscallion Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 1:37am
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Simple...start with red fondant, add just a touch of green until you get the shade of burgundy you want.

destineysway Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 2:03am
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i have used the americolor gel paste in burgundy and it worked very well

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