Another How Do I Get This Colour?

Decorating By Elise87 Updated 29 Oct 2009 , 1:01pm by playingwithsugar

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Elise87 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:08am
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Attached a sample below.

I don't know how to get this colour and what to call it. It is like a dark strawberry jam colour, would you call it a dark maroon?? I just want to get is somewhere around abouts (kinna two toned the pic but either colour you can see)
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Texas_Rose Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:12am
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In the picture it just looks very dark brown, at least on my computer it does. I think you could get a dark maroon by mixing red and black, or using too much Americolor super red (I painted some gumpaste roses with it before and it dried a dark maroon shade almost like dried blood).

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Elise87 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:18am
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oh ok yeh that's the prob I don't want it to look like blood and that was my fear lol

I just want it to look like a dark strawberry jam but not 'blood' jam lol Maybe if i do it extra dark it won't look like blood or something....

P.S it's hard showing a pic of colour on here cose evryone's screens are different and it also depends on the angle on the screen you look at

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cakesrock Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 2:10am
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What about terracotta and a bit of black? it is hard to tell what color it is, though.

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Elise87 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 9:47am
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yeh sorry it is hard to see, i am thinking maybe then red, with a bit of black and brown and cover all bases lol.....i might test lots of alternative on a small pieces of fondant

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Loucinda Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 12:23pm
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You may want to put a hint of purple in there to keep the black from over powering the reds.

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Elise87 Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 12:37pm
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

You may want to put a hint of purple in there to keep the black from over powering the reds.




Yeh thanks i'll try that too

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playingwithsugar Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 1:01pm
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My computer has it coming up as a very dark reddish brown, almost like some of the new calla lilies that have been bred over the past couple of years.

I would mix burgundy, brown and black, but to what proportions, I could not guess.

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