Making A Dark Pink/berry Color?

Decorating By Kate714 Updated 30 Mar 2009 , 11:50pm by Kate714

Kate714 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:57pm
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I have a little color making chart, but it does not include berry. Does anyone know what gel color combos I can use to make a dark pink/berry color buttercream? Anytime I try this, I either get bright pink or purplish pink. And they do not want burgandy - HELP!!

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jensenscakes Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 8:00pm
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I would try mixing pink with red and a little royal blue. Hopefully that will come out close to the right color. Hope this helps.

Kate714 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:09pm
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thank you - do you think that might make it purplish though??!

kjt Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:21pm
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I just had this dilemma! I ended up using Wilton's Rose with a touch of Wilton Red Red. I had an awful time, the color always had a burgundy look-the Rose color was the base that I needed. Here is the color on my cake-it was not quite as "red" as it looks in this picture.


Kate714 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:26pm
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okay, maybe red and pink/rose is the way to go..? Adorable cake by the way!!

kjt Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:43pm
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Originally Posted by Kate714

okay, maybe red and pink/rose is the way to go..? Adorable cake by the way!!

Use the rose as your base-it will take a fair amount to get that deep berry shade, adding just a touch of red at the time. I just double checked, and it was the Wilton Christmas Red icon_redface.gif . It will make a difference. Good luck! And I'm sure you know this but if you are coloring bc it WILL deepen as it sets thumbs_up.gif .

Lita829 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:47pm
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Perhaps you could try Wilton's Rose Pink with a hit of Black. I maked a cake this weekend and I used those colors in a 3:1 ratio. The color came out close to burgandy, which you don't want...but if you use more pink maybe at a 4 or 5:1 ratio you might get the desired shade. I hope this helps. icon_smile.gif

Kate714 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:50pm
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thanks, everyone! We'll see how it goes icon_confused.gif

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