How To Turn Turquoise Into Blue?

Decorating By elisaber Updated 22 Nov 2011 , 2:21pm by elisaber

elisaber Posted 22 Nov 2011 , 7:48am
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Hi! I am making a Star Wars cake and wanted my fondant to be deep, very "blue blue" color. Not super dark like night blue nor light baby blue, but just a strong blue color. I used Royal Blue when making my fondant, but it just turned out super turquoise! Not what I wanted at all - it's like there's too much green and not enough blue in it.

Could anyone recommend a way to turn turquoise into blue, so my cake will look better? What color to add to reduce the appearance of green in my fondant? Will adding Navy blue help, do you think? A little black? Thank you in advance for all and any help - I have to finish my cake tonight and I'm a bit worried icon_smile.gif

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mclaren Posted 22 Nov 2011 , 8:27am
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I'm not sure... how about adding some purple or violet to it?

Panel7124 Posted 22 Nov 2011 , 9:26am
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elisaber Posted 22 Nov 2011 , 9:52am
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Thank you both! Of course it needs more red to counter-act the green - silly me. icon_lol.gif I will try with the purple instead of black.

On a side note - would you consider navy blue a better option for getting less green tint or not? Because when I did a test with both royal and navy I thought it was the navy that turned out with the most green - which I find a bit strange as it's such a dark blue color in itself.

Panel7124 Posted 22 Nov 2011 , 10:25am
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I unfortunately have only access to Sugarflair and Wilton gel colors. Found Wilton blues more green tinted:¤t=Navyandroyalblue.jpg

On the left is Sugarflair Marine (Navy) blue. The other one is Wilton Royal blue.

elisaber Posted 22 Nov 2011 , 2:21pm
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I just thought I'd post an update - I just tried adding a little purple, and the fondant came out a GORGEOUS blue color icon_biggrin.gif So that's gonna be my recipe for blue from now on - start with royal blue, and add purple until it's B-L-U-E icon_biggrin.gif

Thank you guys for that tip, worked out beautifully! thumbs_up.gif

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