Need Bc Coloring Help Asap!!!

Decorating By RitzyFritz Updated 17 May 2009 , 2:32pm by bakingatthebeach

RitzyFritz Posted 17 May 2009 , 10:27am
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I have two grad cakes for today and cannot get my colors right! One is supposed to be 'maroon' and the other an 'almost-navy' - in other words, dark colors. I bought AmeriColor Maroon and Navy Blue but they turned out more like dark baby blue and dark mauve. Help!! icon_cry.gif I need help ASAP, as these are due today. How in the world are the darker colors achieved!?

Thanks in advance!

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Evoir Posted 17 May 2009 , 10:37am
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I've had success with adding cocoa to the fondant and getting it dark brown before adding maroon and then red to achieve a true maroon. With blue I just keep adding more blue, but I aslso use blue powder colour.

Remember too your colours will darken with time, so if you can leave overnight.

bakingatthebeach Posted 17 May 2009 , 2:32pm
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Ive added the red red to chocolate and got maroon. And I know if you mix sky blue with violet you get navy, maybe if you add a little violet to it?

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