Need To Color Both Icing And Fondant This Color Of Blue...

Decorating By tarascupcakes Updated 27 Sep 2012 , 2:31pm by cakesunlimited

tarascupcakes Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 11:38pm
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I need this color blue. I call is a dusty blue. Anyone know how to do it? I'm thinking blue, a little green and red maybe? TIA!

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Texas_Rose Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 11:43pm
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Wilton's cornflower blue, maybe?

tarascupcakes Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 11:44pm
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Wilton's cornflower blue, maybe?




I will definitely get that if need be. I was just hoping to mix it myself with all the colors I already have. Thanks!

Texas_Rose Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 11:54pm
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Since you've got to color at least two different batches, it might be easier to get the premade color than try to mix it yourself and hope that you get it the same each time. icon_biggrin.gif

ibmoser Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 12:25am
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Wilton's Cornflower Blue is kinda gray-blue. Adding a very small amount of black will give that indigo undertone.

tarascupcakes Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:03am
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Since you've got to color at least two different batches, it might be easier to get the premade color than try to mix it yourself and hope that you get it the same each time. icon_biggrin.gif




You've got a good point there!
I'll try the cornflower and add a little black if need be.
Thanks all!

tarascupcakes Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 2:40am
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I went to get the Wilton cornflower today and found they have Delphinium Blue, which was EXACTLY the color I needed! Go figure! Thanks all! Now if I could just get my buttercream to crust, I'd be a happy camper!!!

Texas_Rose Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 2:43am
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Glad you found just what you needed!

As far as the buttercream goes, I could never get it to crust when I used the Wilton recipe. I switched to Indydebi's buttercream and it crusts perfectly...first time I used it was the first time I ever knew what they really meant by crusting. Not sure which recipe you use, but if you ever want a different one, try Indydebi's...it's great.

tarascupcakes Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 12:54pm
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Glad you found just what you needed!

As far as the buttercream goes, I could never get it to crust when I used the Wilton recipe. I switched to Indydebi's buttercream and it crusts perfectly...first time I used it was the first time I ever knew what they really meant by crusting. Not sure which recipe you use, but if you ever want a different one, try Indydebi's...it's great.




I did and it will crust on a spatula, but not on my cake. I think my cakes are too moist, but I don't want to change them cause all my customers LOVE them. I just put it in the fridge to solidify enough to smooth. It works ok, but sometimes frustrating. Oh well! Thanks again!

mgwebb68 Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 1:32pm
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I was going to suggest delphenium blue, glad you were able to find it.

I use Indydebi's from time to time, but sometimes I have trouble depending on the humidity.

Most of the time I use Sugarshacks recipe and I never have an issue with it crusting. It's a wonderful recipe, she's in an equally humid area as I am so I knew it would work before I even tried it.

DianeLM Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 1:33pm
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You should have picked up the cornflower blue, too. When I've tried to match those shades of blue, the bc and fondant did NOT take the color the same way! I had to use delphinium for one and cornflower for the other. They matched perfectly! (Gonna see if I can find the cake I did that on.)

Texas_Rose Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 1:45pm
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It's pretty humid where I live too...think that's why Wilton's recipe never worked well for me.

tarascupcakes Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 1:49pm
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You should have picked up the cornflower blue, too. When I've tried to match those shades of blue, the bc and fondant did NOT take the color the same way! I had to use delphinium for one and cornflower for the other. They matched perfectly! (Gonna see if I can find the cake I did that on.)



I will definitely try a trial size of the BC when I color it all to see what it does. If no good, I'm only 10 minutes from the craft store!
I will make sure it's right! It's my first wedding. Although it's a small one, it's still VERY important to me and of course the bride and groom.
Thanks again!

DianeLM Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 3:41pm
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Here's the cake I needed both shades of paste for. Notice the fondant polka dots and the bc snail trail border. I can't remember which is which color, but the two icings are definitely colored with different paste colors!
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1342397

cakesunlimited Posted 27 Sep 2012 , 2:31pm
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I would just colour the sugarpaste and then use it either using a border mould or just make little teardrop shapes out of sugarpaste and attach them around the base like a piped border - that way you will have the exact colour.

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