AI need a maroon icing. I have Wilton Christmas red, when I put it in white icing or gum paste it turns a burnt orange and I put alot in it. I bought Burgundy and its more like a purple. So I need to know if anyone knows how to make maroon color? Help lol
I have previously used Christmas red mixed with royal blue and a tiny bit of egg yellow to get a maroon colour. I was only needing a little icing so it didn't take much, but if you're wanting a larger quantity of strong colour it will take a lot more colouring.
Yeah, that's a tough color to get. What I do when mixing color in fondant is have a color example in front of me of the exact color I want to make. Then I hold up the fondant that I've colored next to it and you can tell what you need to add just by looking at the difference between them. I would start out with a red-red to get the base color and then add your blue or purple or other color a little at a time. Remember too that darker colors like maroon will need time to develop and they will darken.
AWhen coloring fondant, I use red & chocolate brown. My thoughts are to use a bit of chocolate buttercream but haven't personally tried.
AIts true. It's a tough colour. I second to what these other ladies have said. But just my penny's worth. Add a tiny bit of black too.