I Need A Baby Blue Frosting

Decorating By Tess1957 Updated 23 Aug 2009 , 2:18am by cakeflake80

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Tess1957 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 7:55pm
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I am trying to match my decorating frosting to a ribbon. The ribbon is very close to baby blue. I bought electric blue and sky blue color gel ones to blue green and the other just slight to blue, how can I match baby blue?

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PuffCake Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:06pm
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I use Americolor gel colors too, but there are a few colors that I still prefer Wilton because Americolor doesn't have anything equivalent. Baby blue is one of them...I use Wilton cornflower blue and delphineum blue. They are both good, one is just a little darker than the other. I've never had any luck using a little bit of any other blue color to get light blue.

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Tess1957 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:25pm
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Puffcake,

Thank you so much. I think I may have some cornflower blue.

Tess

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Tess1957 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:27pm
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Now I will comment on your cake.....that had to be alot of work!

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PuffCake Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:36pm
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Now I will comment on your cake.....that had to be alot of work!




Yes, it was quite a project but totally worth it! It was for my son's 5th birthday and he LOVES race cars! He was thrilled!

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cownsj Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:42pm
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I've used the Wilton Royal blue, but just add a tiny bit of the color. If I need more, I add just a touch. You can always add more if needed.

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KristyCakes Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 9:04pm
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A drop of Electric Blue from Americolor works for me.

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Tess1957 Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 9:26pm
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Hi I tried that, but it turned more blue green, I probably didn't have enough buttercream, I used Wiltons cornflower blue it was a closer match. Thank you so much though.

Tess

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ddaigle Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 9:47pm
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You will think this is crazy.....but add just a smidgen of black to your light blue. It makes that perfect "baby blue" color. I use just a bit of sky to get a pastel blue, then a very very small bit of black.

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cakeflake80 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 2:18am
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I had this same problem a few months ago. I used delphinium blue from Wilton and as it dried it started to have a slight purple tint to it. Since it was late and I needed to do the cookies that night, I tried first using sky blue and then adding just a tiny amount of the delphinium blue to that. It worked perfectly!

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