How To Color Icing Burgandy?

Decorating By laurabeth73 Updated 25 Jul 2011 , 9:04pm by kearniesue

laurabeth73 Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 2:22am
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I have to make a 3 tiered graduation cake at the end of this month & one of the 3 colors is burgandy. YIKES!!! I'm trying to stay away from using fondant to achieve the color but I am absolutely terrified of the icing tasting horrible. Any suggestions or recommendations will be GREATLY appreciated!

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mombabytiger Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 5:05pm
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Wilton has a chart for mixing colors. Good luck. It's a very frustrating color!

AZCakeGirl Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 5:16pm
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I usually start with coloring it pink, then add some purple & a tiny bit of black. Hope this helps!

laurabeth73 Posted 16 Jul 2011 , 5:33am
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I am so sorry it took me so long to respond to your answers but my computer went down. I do want to thank u both soooo much for replying to my question!!!! Both of your suggestions are a BIG help!!! I'm gonna try both ways. Thanks again for your help! It's greatly appreciated! : )

platinumlady Posted 16 Jul 2011 , 5:56am
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AmeriColor & Wilton have the color try to just buy the burgundy and save yourself some headaches

steffla Posted 16 Jul 2011 , 7:43am
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Also, if you are buying Fondant t, Duffs buttercream fondant in red mixed with his purple fondant turns a beautiful shade of burgundy. You can see in my recent photo of the robot graduation cake. Good luck!

laurabeth73 Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 8:30pm
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Thank you all again for all your suggestions! You have been such a big help! Wish me luck!!! lol

Moovaughan Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 8:47pm
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Red + Black makes burgandy.... add the black a very little at t time until you get your color, if you want more a purplish burgandy add a teeny tiny bit of blue!

kearniesue Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 9:04pm
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I just did a grad cake with burgandy. I used Americolor Burgandy, then added more red and a touch of black. That seemed to do the trick! GL


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