Making Dark Fondant Colors

Decorating By tminton Updated 28 May 2009 , 4:35pm by anolan36

tminton Posted 28 May 2009 , 2:40am
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I will be making a cake that will use maroon and a dark purple fondant. Is it best to start with a dark color fondant (i.e. red for the maroon and blue for the purple) or just start with white and keep adding color?

Thanks for your help!

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Rylan Posted 28 May 2009 , 8:58am
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Of course it will be best to start with a dark color fondant. My fondant tends to turn really soft when I add too much coloring.

anolan36 Posted 28 May 2009 , 4:35pm
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For a deep, rich maroon I do start with a Red and add a LITTLE, TINY bit of black at a time. Yes for purple you could start with a blue and add red, but why not make one big batch of red half for your maroon and use half for your purple? That's what I would do.

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