How Do You Make Maroon Color?

Decorating By iris219 Updated 3 Jul 2010 , 12:33pm by LEHLA

iris219 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 4:50pm
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I need to make a graduation cake for this weekend and need to make maroon buttercream and maroon fondant (school colors). I don't know how to get the buttercream and fondant color to match?

I'm making the bottom part of the grad hat (round part) out of buttercream and the flat top part of the hat will be cake board covered in fondant.

Can you help me?

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Aeropanda Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 3:04am
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I was recently going for a red color, and ended up with what I thought was more of a maroon color for my parents' 40th anniversary cake. The pic is in my photos. If you think this is the color you're shooting for, I used a little bit of black and rose mixed with primarily no-taste red, all Wilton gel paste. Best of luck!

mbark Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 3:21am
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red + purple= maroon

msthang1224 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 5:38am
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Yes red + purple. If color too light, add a touch of black (coloring). If too dark, add a touch of white (buttercream)

iris219 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 2:11pm
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Thank you

LEHLA Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 2:18pm
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I used burgundy and it came out great there is a picture of the graduation cake i did in my pics icon_smile.gif

iris219 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 6:42pm
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Originally Posted by LEHLA

I used burgundy and it came out great there is a picture of the graduation cake i did in my pics icon_smile.gif




I want to get the same color for the buttercream and the fondant. Did you use the Wilton Burgendy color?

I went to get some at Michael's just now and they didn't have any.

LEHLA Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 12:33pm
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yes i used it on both the fondant and buttercreme i had to use alot int the buttercreme icing to get the right color

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