Fondant Color Help Please!!

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dvmcafee Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 4:45am
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I am making fondant and I can not get a good rich blue color. I have used royal blue Wilton gel and also added a little Navy Blue to get it darker and it didn't help. What should I do. It is for a Batman Cake - so I need it very blue - not on the baby blue side. Please help! icon_confused.gif

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gloria Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 5:27am
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try americana - the only thing I use

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cupcakelady64 Posted 3 Sep 2009 , 1:58pm
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Have you tried a little black?

That is usually what i do for the darker colors. Seems to work! icon_biggrin.gif

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nonnyscakes Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 7:55pm
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Originally Posted by gloria

try americana - the only thing I use




What's Americana?

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prterrell Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 9:38pm
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I use Americolor brand colors. MUCH better than the Wilton colors. Sounds like you need to just keep adding more color. Large amounts of fondant, especially for the darker colors, require more coloring than regular icing does. Add more royal blue and try adding a little sky blue and violet, too. If it starts to get sticky, knead in some powdered sugar.

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nonnyscakes Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 9:45pm
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I LOVE Americolor gel colors... They are the BEST!!!!

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Tee-Y Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:39am
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Add violet to the blue and you'll get the shade of blue you need.

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jillangel Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:45am
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Americolor Navy may get you the color you are looking for. I saw an awesome Batman cake on here today it had the perfect shade of blue. Maybe check out the gallery and PM a few people to see if they will share what they used.

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