Mauve Color Urgent!!!!!

Decorating By jamiekwebb Updated 13 Nov 2009 , 7:09pm by KHalstead

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jamiekwebb Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 8:57pm
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how do I get the color mauve???? Please help me.... PLEASE

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vagostino Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 9:03pm
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Witon has a mauve food color. Do you have a picture of the exact color?

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leah_s Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 9:03pm
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Well, use mauve color. Americolor will probably work best.

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alene Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 9:10pm
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Ok, according to my color chart it says: 2parts red, 2parts orange, 5parts sky blue and 2parts black. Hope that helps. good luck

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jamiekwebb Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 10:23pm
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I don't have immediate access to Mauve coloring ,that's why I am asking. Thank you alene. I will have to try that, do you think that using pink and adding black or brown would work? Just a thought that I had.

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alene Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 10:54pm
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If you have other colors close to what I gave you, I'd try that. If not, just try with what you have...that's what I do until it comes out close to the color I'm wanting.

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vagostino Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 10:56pm
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I looked online and is supposed to be a purplish color, can you start playing with purple and add some red or blue etc. and see if you come close?

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jamiekwebb Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 10:57pm
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Also, can you pipe RI ( i hardly ever use the stuff) directly onto BC with out breaking it down? Yeah I have those colors... I was just wondering.

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vagostino Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 10:59pm
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if your BC crusts I would let it crust before applying RI

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jamiekwebb Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:14pm
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It does crust so I will give it a try... I think.....

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alene Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:49pm
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I know I've had a problem with the dark colors bleeding into the lighter ones. What I normally do is, pipe it onto wax paper and let it dry and since I was having the bleeding problem, Rincewind told me when it dried brush the back with uncolored RI before putting on bc.....no more bleeding.

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jamiekwebb Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 1:05am
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I may just use BC... now I am having trouble with navy... I just can't seem to get it dark enough.

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vagostino Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 1:10am
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Navy is a pain! Try search here, I've seen several threads about how to get navy color.

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tonedna Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 1:18am
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I may just use BC... now I am having trouble with navy... I just can't seem to get it dark enough.




I use royal blue and black.
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CaribbeanCakes Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 1:44am
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For the mauve color I start with Pink, and then add in less quantities Red, Orange and a little of Black
For Nav, I do the same as Edna: royal blue and black and sometimes if I don't have those colors I use Sky blue and Violet

Good Luck,
Mari

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jamiekwebb Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 3:44am
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I did the royal and black but it didn't seem very dark... I will just play around with it. Thank you all.

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tonedna Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 5:06pm
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Keep adding..It will get there!
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jamiekwebb Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 6:32pm
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Ok my blue is... ok but my Mauve... it looks like poop. I am seriously gonna have to do some major playing around with colors. Ughh....... I hate these colors even more now.

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CakeMommyTX Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by jamiekwebb

I did the royal and black but it didn't seem very dark... I will just play around with it. Thank you all.




Let the bc rest the colors will darken.
I made myself some red and black this morning, started out as pink and gray but now the are perfect after sitting for a few hours.

I googled Mauve and it come up with a ton of different versions, which one do you need?

I would start with a pink base and add small amounts of brown and blue mixing inbetween until I got my color.

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KHalstead Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:09pm
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hope I am not too late, I was doing a cake class and I had purple and bright orange and I mixed them just to show a technique and when they "really" mixed, it was the most beautiful and perfect mauve color!! Even better than just using the mauve icing color gel !!!

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