Clarabell Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 11:44am
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I have been asked to make cupcakes with navy blue frosting and silver decorations, which i didn't think would be a problem!

But i have just made my buttercream pale and fluffy then added lots of cocco powder to help with the base colour and then added a teaspoon of navy colouring but it has still turned out dark green?!

Please help with any tips or advice it would be much appreciated icon_cry.gif

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bernerluv Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 12:23pm
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I refer to this color chart often.....Wilton has one as well. Hope this helps!

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/coloring/colormixingchart.htm

bernerluv Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 12:29pm
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I don't know why the link posted the way it did!! The chart is on sugarcraft.com...

bernerluv Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 12:34pm
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OK, won't let me post site....here is what the chart says to get navy:

1 part Sky Blue and 1 part Violet

or

Large amount of Royal Blue until deep blue is achieved then add a touce of Black.

Clarabell Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 12:44pm
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Aw thanks that's really helpful. I have also just sent my other half off to get me some Flora White and that's made a lot of difference to the colour, it is blue instead of green lol!

I now have Navy blue buttercream! icon_biggrin.gif

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