AAny suggestions on the best/easiest way to make Navy blue Fondant - will ready made (eg Satin Ice) royal blue and black kneaded together work?
I don't know about blue + black.Take a tiny bit of each and smoosh them together to find out. When I need dark/intense/saturated colors (black, navy, red, dark green) I buy them. It's so much easier.
Yes... but you'll have to add some red too to get a nice warm navy color. Blue and black makes an almost ash navy (with greenish undertones... think hair coloring). Satin ice brand anyway. I do it all the time though. Mostly blue with black and red added. How much black and red depends on the hue you are going for.
Navy can be very tough because many black fondants aren't just "black"--they're usually a mix of many, many colors. When you add other colors to them, they can turn purple, green, or even reddish.
I suggest adding a bit of white to your black to see if you can determine what the base shade might be and then go from there.
I like to move toward navy using powdered colors. I usually start with mix of blue and black fondant and use powdered black and blue to get it deeper. Sometimes I need to add some red fondant to it, too. When you get it MOST of the way to what you want--stop because it will darken significantly as it sits. I like to let it sit for 24 hrs. and then reassess.
I always make more than I think I'll need because I know I'll never match it!
I made navy blue painting first the fondant with wilton royal blue and added navy blue color from americolor to make more darker i added litlle drops of black.
AThank you all so much - I'll know my starting point and experiment from there.