How To Get Lapis Color?

Decorating By kakedreamer1212 Updated 23 Jun 2014 , 9:45pm by cheryl848

kakedreamer1212 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:05am
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I have a wedding cake to make soon and the bride wants the color Lapis, which is a deep purple, maybe like eggplant. How do I get this color in fondant or buttercream?

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kakedreamer1212 Posted 11 May 2010 , 5:03am
post #2 of 16 if anyone is answer to MY OWN question, to achieve this color you would start with violet and add black. I guess I'm just a bit supprised that I got no response on this but I still love you guys.

TicaMarie Posted 27 Apr 2014 , 1:52am
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well your question has helped me ALOT!! I have gumpaste flowers to make this color. THANKS A BUNCH!!

lilruby Posted 22 Jun 2014 , 7:19am
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It has helped me too. Thanks!

cheryl848 Posted 22 Jun 2014 , 12:32pm
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lapis is blue, not purple.  could the word be aubergine? 




lilruby Posted 22 Jun 2014 , 1:06pm
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At David's Bridal Lapis is similar to eggplant.

cheryl848 Posted 22 Jun 2014 , 2:07pm
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okaybee.........check the definition of "lapis" online.... somewhere there has "been a failure to communicate".....sorry for interfering........



FrostedMoon Posted 23 Jun 2014 , 12:04am
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This drives me absolutely crazy.  Lapis is a beautiful blue color, and in no way resembles purple.  However, google David's bridal lapis and you get PURPLE DRESSES!


It's almost like they are intentionally messing with people.

cheryl848 Posted 23 Jun 2014 , 12:29am
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i realize that david's bridal is popular with many brides, but their terminology is wrong.  maybe it would be best if the bride brought in a fabric swatch.  computer screens can also have color variations, so that they don't always show the correct color.



AZCouture Posted 23 Jun 2014 , 12:31am
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I agree. Lapis is a beautiful BLUE, not purple. And your best option is to have the bride show you in person the shade she wants. Not an emailed or texted photo, but in person.

princesscris Posted 23 Jun 2014 , 3:07am
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Lapis lazuli is a gemstone, usually a gorgeous deep blue. I've heard the colour of something described as lapis lazuli, but I've never heard of the colour 'lapis'.

enga Posted 23 Jun 2014 , 3:21am
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That's what I'm thinking, maybe lapis is different from lapis lazuli.

cheryl848 Posted 23 Jun 2014 , 7:29pm
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typing the word lapis into google or a gemsite, brings up the picture of lapis lazuli.


aubergine is the french word for eggplant and is used as a the name for eggplant purple in cosmetics, fashion etc.


i do think that, as was mentioned above, the best bet is to get a fabric swatch from the bride.  actually fabric swatches for any colors of wedding would be easier to work from.

no need to argue with or confuse bride, just go with the swatch.....i.e. "pink" can be anything from a pinky coral to bubblegum or very pale pink............



-K8memphis Posted 23 Jun 2014 , 7:43pm
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i know i agree with all you guys on the lapis being blue-- and i though what does david's bridal know about colors -- but i googled lapis purple and to my amazement got a ton of hits-- who knew
cheryl848 Posted 23 Jun 2014 , 9:45pm
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you are certainly right about that.


i thought this  was interesting:



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