Any Advice On Matching Fondant To A Swatch Color Malibu Blue.

Decorating By crazycakes22 Updated 12 Nov 2013 , 7:21pm by morganchampagne

crazycakes22 Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 6:02pm
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I am trying to match off a swatch and I've never had to do this before. The color is Malibu blue from David's bridal. It looks kinda like turquoise but with slight difference in color. I bought some crystal color to use(which I've never used before) along with several shades of blue gel colors and airbrush colors to experiment with. I'm little worried about getting consistent colors for all my batches of fondant I'm making. I will measure the amount of color I add and hope I get consistency! Has anyone used crystal colors and achieve a deep color? I did a few samples one with electric blue gel and sky blue gel and some with the crystal color in mackinaw blue mixed with electric blue. I thought about airbrushing the cake too and just mix airbrush colors. So if anybody has ever achieved a color close to this I'd be interested in knowing what you used to achieve such color. I've been lucky and never had to match a color on such a large scale. The entire cake is this Malibu blue with chocolate brown accents. Thanks for any help you give! :-)

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morganchampagne Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 6:50pm
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AAs far as consistency goes is there no way you can make all the fondant at once?

crazycakes22 Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 6:57pm
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AOh yeah! I'll be making five separate batches! Just worried about getting each batch to look the same!! My measurements have or to be spot on!!! That worries me just a bit because I'm wanting no complaints on color being off. I usually airbrush for consistency but never mixed airbrush colors to achieve another color and match a swatch. So I'll be busy today experimenting with coloring.

morganchampagne Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 7:21pm
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AIf you measure I think you'll do fine. They more than likely won't be able to really tell if its a slight slight difference

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