Help Please!!! Making Navy Blue Icing Now...

Decorating By djs328 Updated 22 Jun 2009 , 10:54am by djs328

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djs328 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 2:39pm
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...Will it darken over time? I know the reds will usually deepen and darken as they sit...made my BC last night and it's still not dark enough. Added more...still not NAVY...have the cake due at 12...aagh! icon_cry.gif

TIA!!!

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djs328 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 2:46pm
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Anyone, please? icon_sad.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 2:54pm
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Lots of royal blue until you get a dark blue then start adding black..You will need a fair bit but it will turn navy!!

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lainvest64 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 2:55pm
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I usually add a small amount of black to the blue to get a darker color. I don't know if this is the right way or not. I am new at this. Good luck!

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Anntee Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 2:57pm
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Try adding a small dab of black. Yes it will darken with time. For future reference, Americolor's navy is great! HTH

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CanadianCakin Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 3:03pm
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I ditto all the PP

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djs328 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 4:46pm
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THANK YOU all! icon_smile.gif Came out ok, finally! WHEW! Needed to be Yankee blue for a graduation cake w/pinstripes...finally darkened with a little black and little patience!

Ok, done freaking out now... icon_smile.gif Thank you!!

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TexasSugar Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 9:06pm
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I'm glad it worked out for ya. Next time you need navy blue I'd pick up some Americolor Navy. It is a great navy color.

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djs328 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 11:32pm
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I'm glad it worked out for ya. Next time you need navy blue I'd pick up some Americolor Navy. It is a great navy color.




Thanks! I actually was using the Americolor Navy (shoulda said that. icon_redface.gif ...but I just needed more, I guess! icon_rolleyes.gif

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djs328 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 10:54am
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Thanks so much for the tips, folks!! Here's a pic of my 'navy' Yankees/Graduation cake. icon_smile.gif It definitely darkened up over time. Worked out great. (Those pinstripes were a PITA though...way harder to get them straight than I anticipated!)

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1398563

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