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Burgundy icing?

post #1 of 10
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How can I make a pretty burgundy? I only have the primary americolors here. I can make the drive to the cake supply store if I have too - but it's quite a ways from here and I'd like to save the gas if I can? I know Wilton says to mix red and blue but also states it's a very hard color to get. Has anyone had success making this color? Thank you SO much for your input icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
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post #2 of 10
Try it. i think that probably sounds right. Or red with a little purple. Can you test it out a little before you color your whole batch? I always take a little fondant or icing and test it first before coloring everything.

I had a hard time with fuschia. I kept getting burgandy. So I dont think burgandy is really hard.
post #3 of 10
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Thank you - I'll give it a try icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 10
so how then if i may ask did you get fuscia? thanks
post #5 of 10
Maybe you can try rose pink with black in a 3:1 ratio. Here is a pic of a cake I made with burgundy/maroon RI lilies and I used this ratio. I'm not sure if this is the color you are looking for.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1337907

HTH
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Lita829

Maybe you can try rose pink with black in a 3:1 ratio. Here is a pic of a cake I made with burgundy/maroon RI lilies and I used this ratio. I'm not sure if this is the color you are looking for.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1337907

HTH




Thats a nice color. I think its maybe more mauve. Its very pretty though.


As far as the fuschia? I never got it. I had to settle for a dark pink. I still havent found a way to get a hot purplish-pink. It turns out burgandy or like a raspberry color.
post #7 of 10
I hope everything works out for you with making your color and maybe next time you are out you could pick up the burgundy color, Wilton makes one. princess.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lita829

Maybe you can try rose pink with black in a 3:1 ratio. Here is a pic of a cake I made with burgundy/maroon RI lilies and I used this ratio. I'm not sure if this is the color you are looking for.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1337907

HTH



Thank you! That is the exact color I'm going for.
What a beautiful cake icon_smile.gif
~ Amy ~
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post #9 of 10
I hope everything works out for you with making your color and maybe next time you are out you could pick up the burgundy color, Wilton makes one. princess.gif
post #10 of 10
Thanks WriteCakes and JCE for the compliments....I'm happy I could help icon_biggrin.gif
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