I'm doing a graduation cake tomorrow and my maroon isn't what I want it to be. I did red and burgundy like I found in a color mixing chart for frosting but it's not nearly dark enough. Do I add some blue? Black? What to do??
I too will be making a grad cake soon using those same colors I'd like to know the answer here's a bump
try a little black and wait and see. Texas A&M colour is hard to achieve but doable. its really trial and error. just a touch of black will take a color a darker shade, this colour will stain everything since you have added so much colouring to your icing though.
I need to get fondant and RI to that color that match So if anyone has ideas, PLEASEEEEE pass them along!
Yes I wanted maroon and finally after continuous hot pink I went for white and black cake haha
I have had luck adding a little cocoa powder to icing and also to fondant to deepen the color. It also helps offset the bitter flavor from all that red and burgundy. You have to be careful not to add too much. It's an easy line to cross and end up with a brownish color. Good luck!
I made maroon by mixing red with a little bit of violet. Turned out really good.
I start with cocoa added to the icing, then add my red.
Be patient with red/burgundy colours, as they will darken usually as they sit and dry.
Probably not time for the present need, but Cake Craft brand has a color called Super Maroon. -hth CP
I used americolor maroon and red red or super red