I Have Tried To Make Navy Blue Fondont....not Good

Decorating By mom2my3girlz Updated 20 Jun 2011 , 3:24am by DianeLM

mom2my3girlz Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 4:10am
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I have mixed purple and blue....I still cant seem to get navy blue....What am I doing wrong? Help. Maybe I can buy it?

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platinumlady Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 5:02am
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blue is part of purple (red & blue makes Purple) When I need a certain color like Navy blue ... I start out with a pre-colored blue fondant....then add navy blue color gel to get it to the right color of Navy. I've seen different brands of Blue ... but not Navy...


mplaidgirl2 Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 5:16am
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I'm with platinum lady... If I need a very dark color I usually start with a premade thats closest to what I need to made and add gel color

angeliaaki Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 5:41am
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you need to add black with royal blue to get navy blue.

soapy_hopie Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 4:31pm
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when i had to cover a cake in navy blue i used the americolor food colouring that was navy blue and i had great results......add a little at a time........until it is close to the colour you would like.....and let it sit for a little bit to see if it is the right colour.....as it is easier to make it darker then lighter later....good luck

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 4:50pm
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I agree, Americolor Navy is awesome!!! I find that it's really hard to get black, red, navy or burgundy using Wilton colours, so I always buy those ones in Americolor.

Niki11784 Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 5:00pm
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If you use black, with some royal blue, you should get a nice navy blue. If you look at this cake from my saved photos http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1948007 , you can see the border is a navy blue.

DianeLM Posted 19 Jun 2011 , 5:02pm
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I've gotten the best navy by mixing Americolor navy gel into Satin Ice purple fondant. You don't need much color, so the fondant doesn't get too soft.

Latest example here: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2067332

mom2my3girlz Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 2:52am
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Thanks for all your ideas.....I will try them for sure. Diane, I love your cupcake stand....where can I find such nice ones?

DianeLM Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 3:24am
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Diane, I love your cupcake stand....where can I find such nice ones?

Right here! http://www.thecupcaketower.com/

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