Burgundy Color???

Decorating By anastasien Updated 10 Feb 2011 , 3:46pm by Niki11784

anastasien Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 10:06pm
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Does anyone know how I can get a deep burgundy color to my fondant??? I have the burgundy color paste but I can't seem to get it a deep burgundy color, any help would be greatly appreciated


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MissSuper Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 2:41pm
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I was thinking that probably you can colour the fondant with the burgundy paste. Then, you add vodka to the paste and paint it to get a darker/deeper shade at least 2-3 coats. Ensure each coat dries thoroughly before applying the second coat (I always had a problem achieving deep colours, example red and black) Base on the various discussions I saw here on CC, I guess you can try this. I hope this helps. Tips from other persons are also welcome.

sweetnessx3 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:11pm
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Hope this helps ,


I liked the start with red fondant and add green fondant a little at a time ....

RoseCitySugarcraft Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:43pm
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Best way I've found to get a good, DEEP burgundy color I learned from a workshop with Michelle Bommarito:

Start with red fondant (I use Satin Ice), and add dark chocolate fondant, kneading in a little at a time, until you get the shade you need.
As long as you go slowly with adding more chocolate fondant, you can get the perfect shade for your project.

~ Scott

Niki11784 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:44pm
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This is really funny! I just made a burgundy cake yesterday, and I had trouble with it too. This is the color that it is http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://sheets-more.com/Images/BC/BC%2520BS%2520BURGUNDY.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sheets-more.com/Bedspreads%2520Designer%2520Solid%2520Colors%2520BC.htm&h=507&w=404&sz=24&tbnid=xc-U0KuUIBLbmM:&tbnh=131&tbnw=104&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dburgundy&zoom=1&q=burgundy&hl=en&usg=__jsItd-rGv0eQpQsWoKA7yVAZewY=&sa=X&ei=DsNSTf6fCYG78gbemqW_Cg&ved=0CGQQ9QEwCA
This is how I got it- I started off with Wilton's burgundy, which actually should not be called burgundy, but bubble gum pink. icon_rolleyes.gif I was coloring the melted marhmallows, not done fondant, so I added lots of cocoa, which helped but it was still too pinky ( obviously you can use brown food coloring instead, I just don't have any.) Then I added some red, a drop of blue to get rid of the "pink tinge" and then some green at the end to get it more brown. Next time I would just go with brown, and add some red or pink.

Niki11784 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 3:46pm
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I forgot- I also added some black to darken it- it didnt change the color which was good, just made it darker. I'll post some pics of the cake next week so you can see the color...

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