Cadbury Purple

Decorating By sleaky77 Updated 19 Aug 2012 , 1:00pm by Bluehue

sleaky77 Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 7:03am
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I am making a friends wedding cake and she is having Cadbury (Australian Chocolate) purple. I was wondering if any of the commercial purples are close to this or would I need to mix it? If so, how?
Thanks.

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soozicake Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 8:28am
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Lovely colour. There are a few great purples show up in a 'Cadbury' search in galleries. PM might give a lead to best brand to buy. Cheers.
example:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2289510/cadbury-purple-white-wedding-cake

LisaPeps Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 9:49am
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Start with a purple close to it and add navy until you get the colour you want.

Chellescakes Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 10:13am
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I used wilton violet , and touch of rose from memory.

Chellescakes Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 10:15am
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Bluehue Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 10:59am
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thumbs_up.gif Supurb Chelle - supurb

Nluehue

Chellescakes Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 11:05am
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Thanks Blue , took me bloody ages to get that purple off my hands , I didn't have any gloves left when I mixed it up.


Just a tip if you are mixing a dark colour like that it helps to add just a little glycerine into the fondant , it helps stop crazing.

sleaky77 Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 11:17am
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Thanks Chellescakes. Your cake is excellent. The colour is exactly what I needed. Luckily I don't need anywhere near that much.

Bluehue Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 12:05pm
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes

Thanks Blue , took me bloody ages to get that purple off my hands , I didn't have any gloves left when I mixed it up.
Oh your most welcome - it looks wonderful....
Yes, been there - done that - lolllllllllllll
Two weeks ago i did a three tier Wedding Cake - the colour of ALL the fondant - DARK TEAL -
I mixed - Teal - Touch of Black - Forrest Green - Moss Green and then more Dark Green.....then about 7 more drops of Black.
6.5 hours it took me to get the 7.250 grams of fondant coloured just right.
Cant remember how many pairs of gloves i went through - lolllllllllll
Had many a blow out - lolllllllllll

Best thing for getting the colour out from under ones nails and off hands - WASH ONES HAIR 4 TIMES THEN CONDITION - rofl


Just a tip if you are mixing a dark colour like that it helps to add just a little glycerine into the fondant , it helps stop crazing.
I am just glad that i wasn't the one eating the Dark Teal - i did mention to the bride that some colours/brands can stain false teeth more so than others..... something many people don't think of when ordering a colourful cake... icon_redface.gif


Bluehue
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Chellescakes Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 12:08pm
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LOL Blue, in the end I used Jif , it works great and actually isn't as hard on your hands as you might think.

Bluehue Posted 19 Aug 2012 , 1:00pm
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes

LOL Blue, in the end I used Jif , it works great and actually isn't as hard on your hands as you might think.




Lollll - good ole Jiff - thumbs_up.gif
Brillante for getting nugget of white tiles - sighhhh

Thanks Chelle

Blue

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