Ladybug09 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:20pm
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Can someone tell me how to make navy blue fondant? And will it be bitter like a lot of dark colors tend to be?

TIA!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:22pm
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Start with royal blue ready made fondant if you can find it like Fondarific..It has funky flavors..Then add black to it and it will turn navy.I don't know about the taste but it should be okay...

SandiOh Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:26pm
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are you covering the whole cake with it? could you airbrush instead?

Ladybug09 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:28pm
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are you covering the whole cake with it? could you airbrush instead?




Yes, covering 2 tiers with it & I haven't mastered airbrushing enough to do the entire cake.

Ladybug09 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:31pm
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

Start with royal blue ready made fondant if you can find it like Fondarific..It has funky flavors..Then add black to it and it will turn navy.I don't know about the taste but it should be okay...




I've never used Fondarific but I'll see if I can find it. Does it taste good, aside from coloring?

icer101 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:35pm
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i make navy blue with wilton.. royal blue and little black added.. americolor has navy blue.. but have never made enough to cover cake.. just for decorations.. i use this formula for b/c and r/i also.. again,, if iam out of navy blue americolor

AverageMom Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:38pm
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I just made a dark blue, but not quite navy. I used Wilton's royal blue, with some black added. It's the "Living Room" cake in my profile. I didn't want to go much darker, but I think it would be no problem.
I used MMF. The taste was fine, but it turned everyone's mouth blue!

Ladybug09 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:45pm
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Originally Posted by AverageMom

The taste was fine, but it turned everyone's mouth blue!




Wow...LOL

Ok. I will look for Fondarific, which is my 1st choice, so I don't have to kill my hands. If I can't find it, then I will kill my hands & color it.

Thanks for all your input!

Kiddiekakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:55pm
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Fondarific comes in neat flavors like Lemon for yellow,orange,Strawberry and tutti frutti etc..I don't know what blue is but it probably is blue rasberry or blueberry.Do a google search to see where it is sold by you.

Ladybug09 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 8:56pm
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

Fondarific comes in neat flavors like Lemon for yellow,orange,Strawberry and tutti frutti etc..I don't know what blue is but it probably is blue rasberry or blueberry.Do a google search to see where it is sold by you.




Great. I will...thanks!

MacsMom Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 12:59am

I start with royal blue powdered food coloring and then add Americolor navy blue.

scionmom Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 12:35pm

I just made some navy MMF, I actually added ALOT of the Americolor navy when it was in the liquid stage and let it sit. It didnt quite come out navy, came out more of a country blue, but with just a little black and royal blue it came out perfect. It was used for the Major promotion cake in my photos. Good Luck!

Misdawn Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 3:22pm

Ok I made MMF for my Dallas Cowboys football helmet cake in my photos. I used CK Navy Blue color and added a little bit of black. It worked perfectly...in fact that was the easiest part of that darn cake!

conchita Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 11:52pm

Hello MacsMom I want to take the time to thank you for the BC flavor MMF I made a batch to try it and I love it. I don't know what it was. the fondant looked sooooo white and the flavor was so good. I had try the regular mmf recipe and it always turn out a diferent color. (cream color)

I also have a question for color fondant do you add color to the mmf? do you recomend using the spray gun?


thank you so much

adree313 Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 1:34am

I just made navy blue BC (Yankee cake in my pics). Sky blue + violet + black = perfect Yankee blue.

newmansmom2004 Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 1:40am

ChefMasters and Americolors navy blue work well.

MacsMom Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 1:44am
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Originally Posted by conchita

Hello MacsMom I want to take the time to thank you for the BC flavor MMF I made a batch to try it and I love it. I don't know what it was. the fondant looked sooooo white and the flavor was so good. I had try the regular mmf recipe and it always turn out a diferent color. (cream color)

I also have a question for color fondant do you add color to the mmf? do you recomend using the spray gun?


thank you so much




Color the mmf - just stir the color into the melted marshmallows. Airbrushing risks scratches and fingerprints.

tls823 Posted 31 May 2012 , 3:48am

The School colors for this cake are Navy, Gold, and White.
So... I just made Navy Blue Fondant with Navy Blue Coloring and a little black and it looked more like a dark green! I finally added just a little brown to tone down the green and then a whole lot more Navy Blue and ended up with something that can pass for a Dark Blue but I wouldn't call it Navy... It still has a little Green tinge to it...but it'll work. Next time.. if there is a next time, I'll certainly buy it already colored.

I learned this lesson with black and now I know that Navy Blue is in the same category with black... You buy it already made and colored!!! LOL But it was quite a learning experience. Thank goodness I'm only makeing the Cap and some trim with the blue. The book will be white trimmed in Blue and gold.

I just love those cakes that teach me a lesson that I'll never forget! Happy Baking!

JlmuncForgot Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 2:16pm

AJust as an FYI for any reading these posts later on -yes, Americolor makes a navy, but I find it to be weird teal-ish navy - not what you would generally think of as navy. I post this as an heads up bc once you dye it, it is quite difficult to get it changed to something more identifiable as "navy". Not a bad color per se - but not what I would call "navy" either. If you use it, test dye a small amount before going at the whole thing!

GlassyLady Posted 12 Nov 2014 , 9:45pm

Tell me about it.Michaels doesn't keep light blue in the store any more.I hate mixing fondant by hand.

morganchampagne Posted 13 Nov 2014 , 6:11am

AI really like their navy, but I know what you mean. I have actually started using their royal blue but just more of it. It seems to work. In a punch I mix electric blue and black in a paint palette then add it with a tooth pick to my fondant

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