What Colour Is This

Decorating By mo63 Updated 13 Aug 2013 , 9:32pm by RitasDecliciousCreations

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mo63 Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 6:32am
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Could anybody please tell me what shade of blue this is. I thought it was baby blue but when I compare the shades it is nothing like it. Please help.

 

http://pinterest.com/pin/99290366756380274/

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Godot Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 6:37am
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There are many times when there is no exact shade of food colouring that matches the colour we want. Very often one has to blend a shade.

 

Take a look at a colour wheel and see what you need to blend to get this shade.

 

It's also a good idea to tell a client that is IS food that you work with and you can't guarantee an exact match on the colours.

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lorieleann Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 6:47am
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i would say a cornflower blue (wilton) with a bit of black or forest green mixed in. It is quite muddy.  (also keep in mind that the color may have been adjusted via photo editing software.)  

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mo63 Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 6:55am
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Thank you ladies, I have just looked at a colour wheel (big thank you for that ). I tried mixing royal blue and a bit of grape and im quite happy with the result.

 

Thankyou :)
 

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ApplegumPam Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 7:00am
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If you click on the link to that cake .... from Pintrest - it takes you to a Cakes Decor page.... where it TELLS you the colour !!

Yes .... EUCALYPTUS !!   which is a Sugarflair colour

 

Sometimes you need to engage your brain and not just your eyes ....   (this ia said tongue in cheek .... but with a good dose of truth attached!)

 

People give you information in the descriptions of their cakes but all too often people can't be bothered reading it

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Annabakescakes Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 7:18am
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ALol, if you don't have the eucalyptus color, I would've gone with sky blue mixed with black or maybe forest green. When I mix royal and purple, I get a richer blue, like Cinderella's blue dress.

Edited to add: when did they change it to blue, anyway? Wasn't it white or silvery in the cartoon?

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cazza1 Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 11:41am
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I have the eucalyptus color and it looks nothing like that.

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ApplegumPam Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 12:38pm
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Originally Posted by cazza1 

I have the eucalyptus color and it looks nothing like that.


It depends on how much you put in - perhaps you have a different brand?

 

http://www.partyanimalonlineshop.com/bulk_packs_and_wholesale/sugarflair_paste_gel_food_colour_eucalyptus_pack_of_10

 

http://compare.ebay.com.au/like/120843856962?ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&cbt=y&_lwgsi=y&lpid=15-62-80&item_id=120843856962

 

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mo63 Posted 13 Aug 2013 , 7:43am
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Thank you Cazza1. I have chosen to ignore the earlier nastiness from the last person. I only asked.

 

I did read the description that the colour was Eucalyptus but I agree with you. I too have this colour and it looks nothing like the colour in the picture. The picture  looks more like a shade of blue and Eucalyptus is green, although I have been itching to try that shade as well and never had the chance yet. But thank you for your help. Sorry i'm a little late with my reply.
 

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niniel1 Posted 13 Aug 2013 , 3:38pm
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I'd call that duck egg blue. 

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RitasDecliciousCreations Posted 13 Aug 2013 , 9:32pm
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It looks like Wilton's Cornflower Blue.

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