Aubergine - Eggplant - Purple

Decorating By Karenelli Updated 12 Jan 2012 , 1:01am by JWinslow

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Karenelli Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 8:10pm
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I need to do augergine roses for a wedding cake. I will be making fondant/gumpaste roses
and would like to know where I can get this color gel, powder, or whatever to achieve
this dark color. I'm sure someone must have needed this at sometime. I recently did a wedding cake
but couldn't achieve the right tint. Is there a gel this color or do I need to mix it and shade
with dust? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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CWR41 Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by Karenelli

I'm sure someone must have needed this at sometime.




They have... there are 168 matches if you search "eggplant".

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kryptonite Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 9:09pm
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make/buy red fondant....make navy fondant...knead the red into the navy a little at a time until you get the shade you want. icon_smile.gif

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SophieBifieldCakeCompany Posted 10 Jan 2012 , 9:21pm
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Sugarflair Spectral Concentrated Paste Colour has a colour called grape violet. I use this colour a lot to achieve a dark eggplant colour. You can also add red if you're looking for more of a redish purple. I'm not sure where you are located, but if you Google it, it will show up.

Alternatively, I either tint the gumpaste a light purple and dust dark purple petal dust once dry. Or ... if you have an airbrushing kit, you can add black to purple to get a deeper colour.

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Cupcations Posted 12 Jan 2012 , 12:48am
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You can achieve it by mixing both navy/blue and red fondant/icing. and then add red or blue depending on the shade you like(light or dark)

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JWinslow Posted 12 Jan 2012 , 1:01am
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Crystal Colors & GSA makes Aubergine petal dust. That's where I got mine.

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