Need Help Apple Color Help Fast!!

Decorating By sechrestloans Updated 4 Nov 2011 , 4:59pm by Corrie76

sechrestloans Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 4:17pm
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I have a wedding cakedue tomorrow with fondant striping on it to match the bridesmaids dresses. The color is Apple from Davids bridal and it is red but a deep red. I have Satin ice red which is way too bright. I have done everything under the sun to get this red deeper without losing the "red" I used black, brown, green . blue , purple.. nothing is working.. im pulling my hair out here. cake is due tomorrow AM. Any suggestions on how to get this color? Thank you!

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QTCakes1 Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 4:24pm
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I usually add black to get a deeper red. Are you using black fondant to get it darker or are you using black gel color?

sechrestloans Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 4:35pm
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I used gel color shoud I mix some black fondant?

sechrestloans Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 4:41pm
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the mor eI look at it the more it resembles a burgandy color.... I tlook slike it has that tint of purple., but when I mixed purple or blue it just looked horrible.

Corrie76 Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 4:59pm
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sometimes you have to be careful making the darker colors because a lot of colors especially black and red will deepen over time- what looks too bright right now may get darker yet after a few hours. Good luck with your cake!

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