Trying to achieve peacock blue in fondant. didn't get any clue searching online. hope you can help. thanks in advance.
Geez! I just looked it up...there's no real clear definition of it either. My first thought was to use sky blue with royal blue added to it...possibly a smidge of green. After seeing all the variances (like depending on who's opinion one asks...even with the color palette sites, there was no exactness to the color), I just don't know!
Do you have a 'swatch' of the color...or something similar you can share?
I don't even know what color peacock blue is. I tried google image searching but came up with some pretty different colors.
even on actual peacocks, the 'peacock' blue is different!
I'd use the previously stated colors to achieve this color...within this ONE bird's neck, there's a wide variance of color....
Isn't that beautiful!
sky blue and royal blue...more royal than sky for the image you shared juststarted. I don't know for sure now...that's just what I'd try.
looky what I found!
wow all4cake you did more research on this color than I did myself! the color mix guide you found is phenomenon. I think you shoud post the link on a new post and ask them to make a sticky, it will help a lot of newbies like me. however I think I'll try 2 parts royal blue with 1 part purple, what do you think?
I thought the blue/purple mix looked the closest on that chart as well. If you have enough icing.... I'd be happy to see what you mix up!
thanks a million again, let's see how it goes.
Hi all4cake, this is the closest I could get, I was quite happy with the color:
Nice color. Gorgeous cake! and that was the royal blue and purple? That's an intense color. I've got some cornflower blue, royal blue, and purple fondant (that's what I mixed to get the blue on the snowflake cake in my photos). I'm going to add some royal blue and a touch of green to it and see what happens. I really like that blue you made!
There is a beautiful luster dust in a peacock blue too!
thank you both. all4cake, yes it was royal blue and purple. but I didn't have purple so mixed violet with red. and I probably spent about 15 toothpicks to finally get this color .
lambshack, I have a container of that color. You're right, it is beautiful! I would use it on accents...the container is sooooooo small I wouldn't want to use it all at once to color a batch of icing or fondant...I'm just a tightwad when it comes to those little containers