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
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.
Hope this helps ,
I liked the start with red fondant and add green fondant a little at a time ....
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.
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. 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.
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...