Navy Blue Icing - Help!

Decorating By Nanabug Updated 10 Dec 2009 , 6:50pm by sadsmile

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Nanabug Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 8:31pm
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I am trying to make Navy blue icing and can not get the color right. I have used over 1/2 bottle of Americolor Navy Blue and it still is not correct. Should I just keep adding more and more? I would appreciate any help!!

Thank you,
Debra (Nanabug)

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leah_s Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 9:21pm
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Wait. The color will change over time. Give it an hour.

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Loucinda Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 9:40pm
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This is what I used for navy and it came out perfect - do what leahs says and let it set for a while, it darkens with time.

Navy Blue - 5 parts royal blue, 2 parts super black & 2 parts violet

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Nanabug Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 11:07am
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I have let it sit overnight and the color is now what I would call a deep country blue-still not navy ....should I now add more Americolor Navy, or add black.... or what ?? The cake that I am making is an Auburn "AU" so i need a more true navy. It is due Saturday so I have a little more time to work with it - any other ideas??
Thanks in advance!

Debra

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cashley Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 11:55am
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Americolor colors will give you truer colors with less gel colouring. Wilton you would need bottles to make the color right. Try the americolor navy.

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CakeDiane Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 12:23pm
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Add some black at this point--and if the fondant gets too soft from adding all this color, add a little tylose

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Nanabug Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 12:53pm
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I am using buttercream icing, not fondant

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Loucinda Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 12:56pm
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Add the black and some of the violet. It really does make a deep navy blue - I wish I had something with the color I made on it so you could see.....I might still have some in the frig, I will go check.........

Sorry, all gone. Hope the coloring is going well for you!

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sadsmile Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 6:50pm
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How much butter cream are you coloring? You may just need more color.

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