Dark Purple Almost Black Buttercream

Decorating By tirby Updated 19 Jan 2010 , 1:40am by Renaejrk

tirby Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 11:37pm
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http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=24080&name=Royal%20Purple%20Crystal%20Color%20Dust

THis is as close to the color I need in buttercream as I can find to show everyone. It is such a dark purple that I am not sure what colors would be best. It looks like the dark color in the front of the jar...
Any suggestions? I have Americolor gels and I DO have time to order more colors if needed.
Any thoughts?
BUT IT NEEDS TO BE BUTTERCREAM
I'll keep looking too

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marion123 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 11:48pm
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Is it like a grape purple? I use this chart. Not sure if it will help you.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_858073.html

Renaejrk Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 12:14am
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You can always add a little black to get what they have darker.

tirby Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 12:49am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by marion123

Is it like a grape purple? I use this chart. Not sure if it will help you.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_858073.html




What brand of colors is this from??

The grape is maybe the lightest but at least on the right track! its something between the grape and black. I would add a photo but they all just look black..That powder color? is that just for coloring gumpaste?

Renaejrk Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 1:03am
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go to the Americolor website - they will have a list of their different colors - find whatever is closest - if it's not dark enough add black. If you can't buy it from their site you can check if some of the other sites can get it for you.

tirby Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 1:11am
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What do you think about the cake craft colors?

Renaejrk Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 1:40am
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I haven't tried those, but maybe others have

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