I am making a cake for my office...it is a kick off meeting for a new program we are starting. I am going to make our logo. It is a very simple design (I think) but the main color is burgundy. I bought a bottle of Americolor and have used the entire bottle and it is a deep rose color. I do not have access to another bottle of Americolor but I can get wilton if needed. Any suggestions. I made my icing last night and hope it will darken as it sits but this morning I didnt see much of a change.
here is what I found:
add a bit of violet or brown to red icing to get burgundy. just try a small amount of icing and experiment with it.
here is a color mixing chart:
hope this helps
Wilton has a burgandy color that you could use as a jumping off point, and then tweak it as you need to.
This might help for adding Wilton colors
Wilton's burgundy makes the most lovely shade of pink.
This probably won't help this time but the best way I have found to get burgundy is to start with chocolate frosting then add red coloring. Kind of the same concept as Red velvet cake. You can see a sample of the burgundy I got on the football jersey in my pics.
I'm in burgundy h*ll myself these days. I used Wilton burgundy, Wilton red, and a little teeny bit of blue so it didn't look quite so brown. What a pain, but I finally have it the 'black cherry' color I wanted.
Maroon is our school color, so I've made it often. I've had success doing what the others have said...starting with Wilton and adding a bit of brown. Starting with chocolate and adding burgundy is a great idea. However, I did get comments that the burgundy was bitter. Using chocolate icing might help with that problem. Just wanted you to be aware of this problem.