How To Get A Good Bourbon Colored Fondant??

Decorating By dianab Updated 25 Mar 2010 , 5:22pm by dianab

dianab Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:02pm
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I am making a bourbon bottle (Makers Mark) cake for my brother-in-law's 40th birthday. I was going to cover a bottle with fondant and let it dry. I'm afraid it is going to be hard to get the right color. Any suggestion on how to get the right brownish color to my fondant?

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Loucinda Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 5:18pm
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That one you may have to play a little bit, do you have a color wheel? I think I would start with yellow and add brown to that, maybe a tad bit of orange or red?

Not sure how far you are from the distillery, but when we toured there, they gave us a couple of the real labels to take home. (when we went into the printing area) Are you going to "dip" the top of the bottle too? I can't wait to see this cake!

dianab Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 5:27pm
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Haven't thought about how to make the red wax "dipped" look yet. I was thinking of fondant, but that really won't get the right effect. Maybe white chocolate colored red? I will have to experiment.

I was hoping to design a label to look just like a Maker's mark label (except something like "aged 40 years"). I wanted to make it an edible image.

Thanks Loucinda for the suggestion... I think your right about starting with yellow.. and there does seem to be an orange/red hue to the brown.

Loucinda Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 6:07pm
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Be sure to let me know when you get it done, I can't wait to see it!!

dianab Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:19pm
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I'll try to remember to post a picture when I am done with the cake.

Anyone else have suggestions?

MainCake Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:32pm
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I've made a bottle of Allen's Coffee Brandy and I used chocolate fondant then hand painted it with brown food coloring paste so it was a nice dark brown shade. That was before I had an airbrush though so I'd probably try that next time. I can't say that I've ever seen a bourbon bottle so I'm not sure what you're looking for... but would either of those options work for you? I'd definitely start with a base color close to what you need, but the airbrush and/or handpainting will make it shiny-er (LOL) so it looks more like glass.

MainCake Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:39pm
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PS: Also, maybe some gold luster dust would help get the affect you need?

dianab Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 5:22pm
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Thanks MainCake! All the tips I can get will help! icon_wink.gif

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