Burgandy Fondant

Decorating By timslilprincess102385 Updated 28 Aug 2010 , 12:54am by kimbordeaux

timslilprincess102385 Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 12:14am
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I'm going to be making a wedding cake in October that will be all deep burgandy colored fondant. I was wondering what the best way to get this color would be. I will be using satin ice, so i was wondering if I started with a red could I add to it to get the deep burgandy color?? Thanks in advance

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cakeythings1961 Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 2:28am
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Wilton makes a burgundy icing color gel.

timslilprincess102385 Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 5:55pm
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I do have the burgandy color, but I was wondering if there was a base that I could start with so I wouldn't have to add as much color?? For example starting with a red.

timslilprincess102385 Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 7:11pm
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BUMP

cakeythings1961 Posted 26 Aug 2010 , 10:12pm
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I don't know if this will help, but I have a Wilton color blending chart that says "red-red base color + black = maroon." They're referring to icing color gels, but perhaps it would work with fondant??? Maybe red fondant plus a little black fondant plus some burgundy gel would give you the color you're looking for?

timslilprincess102385 Posted 28 Aug 2010 , 12:26am
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I guess what I really need to know is should I start with a red fondant or not??? I'm just going to order red and give it a try!! I'm going to have to look up that wilton color chart, might come in handy!

KJ62798 Posted 28 Aug 2010 , 12:45am
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I would start with the red and then add in the complementary undertones to get to burgandy.

Here are the blend charts for the Americolor gels. If you have time to pick these up, you might want to try them. More concentrated than Wilton so you don't have to use as much to get a good color.

http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=20121&name=Color%20Mixing%20Chart

http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=20121&name=Color%20Mixing%20Chart

HTH
Kristy

kimbordeaux Posted 28 Aug 2010 , 12:54am
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I've made garnet (Carolina Gamecock color) several times and I started out with red fondant and added brown and a little black until I achieved the correct color. I would purchase the red fondant and add the brown and black little by little because coloring from white would use way too much coloring and take awhile. Good luck!

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