gekids08 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 10:53pm

Need help trying to turn my frosting to burgundy, I bought the burgundy tint but I put so much in my frosting tasted nasty and it still wasn't burgundy. Should I start with a darker color then add the burgundy tint?????

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loves2bake Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 11:57pm

Try starting with a light chocolate frosting and add red to it. some reds have a bitter taste so be careful how much you add, or try a No-Taste Red.
If you want burgundy, tru adding a little purple to your color for the desired effect.


zespri Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 12:11am

I'm not sure if our definitions of burgundy are the same, but is this the kind of colour you are thinking of? I made it accidentally by combining dark blue and red to try and make purple. I believe I added too much blue, thinking that blue would make it more purple.... turns out it doesn't! I'd suggest testing out a little bit at a time first... try two drops blue to one drop red etc....;file=displayimage&pid=1736290

loves2bake Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 12:24am

No, that.s not the color I had envisioned; glad you posted the pic. That almost looks like a dark mauve. Sorry for the suggestion, it's not going ot achieve that color..

mdanacakes Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 1:00am

I start with a super red gel paste and and a drop or two of purple until the burgundy I like is achieved. icon_biggrin.gif HTH

SweetsbyLadawn Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 5:28am

red and brown

anamado Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 10:53am

What about if you use red beet?
I'm just wondering... Cook it, than puree it and use it as the liquid part of the buttercream ingredients...

Jazz2U Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 11:32am

I used chocolate fondant & added red to make the mouse's graduation gown. Maybe adding more red would get the color you want? Wilton makes a "no taste" red food color.

Jazz2U Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 11:34am

I hope I get the picture in here this time.

Jazz2U Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 11:38am

Sorry, can't get the picture loaded. Look in my recent photos at the one "Say Cheese" with the cheese wedge. There is a mouse standing on the cheese. I tried that burgundy color years ago & it was a waste. Wound up going in a whole different direction on the cake. Advantages of making what you want, for nothing, for friends & family. lol

Good luck!

nhbaker Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 11:50am

Whenever I'm trying to achieve a darker color such as burgandy, I use a touch of black. I used a burgandy & black combo to get the color on the flowers in the attached pic.;file=displayimage&pid=1222526

gekids08 Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 12:08pm

Thanks everyone

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