Navy Blue Fondant Or Icing

Decorating By April6617 Updated 16 Nov 2011 , 10:27pm by lilmissbakesalot

April6617 Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 4:45pm
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What is the easiest way to make Navy Blue MMF or buttercream? Or should I just order premade Fondant? The last time I tried I had to use a ton of coloring and the fondant was too sticky to use and the icing cosistency was almost impossible to use. I am trying to make an Atlanta Braves baseball cap or sheet cake.

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karateka Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 5:16pm
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The only options I can think of are a boatload of navy blue powdered food coloring or airbrush.

I tried this once with the half white, half navy wedding cake in my gallery, using paste color, and as it got darker, it got more sticky as well. I didn't have near enough powdered navy coloring to get that much fondant a true navy, so I airbrushed that sucker.

Kiddiekakes Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 5:49pm
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Yeah...I would mix royal blue airbrush and a touch of black to get navy blue...

April6617 Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 6:26pm
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Thanks! That was my next though, airbrush. Now to invest in a good airbrush machine, any recommendations??

Kiddiekakes Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 6:34pm
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Yeah..I have the kopykake airmaster..Had it now for 10 years and love it!!There are many different models and cheaper ones out there so it really depends..I bought the kopykakae because it was specifically for cake decorating and not crafting etc...

April6617 Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 7:04pm
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Thank you!!

lilmissbakesalot Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 7:27pm
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The easiest way... to mix blue, black, and a little bit of red pre colored fondant. makes a wonderful shade of navy and it doesn't get sticky on you at all. AND...no stained fingers! LOL

Bonnell Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 7:30pm
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I got a beautiful navy blue fondant by starting with a medium gray and adding Americolor navy blue gel and powdered color until I got the shade I wanted. No sticky fondant.

chelleb1974 Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 8:03pm
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As strange as it sounds.....

Mix blue (as dark as you can get - either royal or navy blue Americolor), and a small amount of Orange - it will darken the blue.

~Chelle

April6617 Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 8:06pm
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hmmm interesting. I will have to try these, thanks everyone, I was very frustrated. icon_sad.gif

chelleb1974 Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 8:34pm
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When in doubt, you can always search the web on how to mix paint colors - the principles are the same. I do it all the time - that's how I found the orange + blue information. I've also found some strange combos that I didn't think would turn out the way I read, and was pleasantly surprised. Of course, I can't remember any of them now, lol.

~Chelle

Ballymena Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 8:37pm
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I bought a Badger airbrush because it's a reputable name that has been around for years. It was $240 at Michaels so I waited for a 50% coupon before getting it. I absolutely love it. I had a cheap one previously and it was a nightmare.

April6617 Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 8:53pm
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Originally Posted by chelleb1974

When in doubt, you can always search the web on how to mix paint colors - the principles are the same. I do it all the time - that's how I found the orange + blue information. I've also found some strange combos that I didn't think would turn out the way I read, and was pleasantly surprised. Of course, I can't remember any of them now, lol.

~Chelle




LOL thanks so much Chelle....I had not thought of just paint color combinations.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 10:27pm
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Orange is blue's complimentary color... when you mix them you get grey. If you blue is too bright, adding some orange will grey it up a bit and give you a more muted blue... vice versa with orange.

Green and red are complimentary and yellow and purple are as well... it works the same. It's not fool proof of course. Some colors are warm or cool and that will effect everything. A book on color theory would be a good read if you want to get good at mixing your colors, but not necessary.

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