I have the worst time making this color and I need it for a grad. cake.
Any tips ?????
Thanks a lot
I find that a really "safe" way to mix colors is to add them separately in batches. For exemple, for burgandy I would mix a lot of blueish-red paste into some white frosting or fondant (whichever medium you are using), them mix some brown paste into another bowl of frosting, then combine the two in small quantities paying attention to the ratio. Sometimes, I even mix yet another bowl of gray to tone my colors down if needed. I know it seems like a lot of works very well for me!
Are you making burgundy fondant or BC? If you only need burgundy fondant for accents I made some last weekend. I just used the Wilton premade red fondant and added some burgundy color gel. Didn't take much at all and it was a beautiful color. I wouldn't cover a whole cake in the stuff though.
Well I need the burgandy for fondant accents and buttercream accents
I have that color my friend but it doesn't seem to turn it a true burgandy
OOOhhhh I hate this color lol
So sorry Christi, I wasn't much help there, was I? Have you got the wilton's burgandy color as well?
Burgundy color.... try with red, with black.... Some people is crazy with colors. Two days ago was lady in my bakery who want gold color in buttercream. I told her, I can put some gold dust on fondant, but she want bringth, sparkle, gold color on a graduation cake covered in buttercream....
I made burgandy fondant for a bridal shower cake (in my photos) with almost an entire bottle of Wilton burgandy. Too bad you didn't live closer and you could have the left-overs I still have!
The colour did deepen over night so you might want to start making the coloured stuff a day or two ahead of time so that you can let it sit and deepen.
I had to make burgundy for my sons college graduation cake (TX A&M).
It was a few years ago but I believe I used red and brown. Since them I have found it at my local cake shop. Americolor makes it. The newest color that I will have to mix is eggplant for a wedding in August. I went to my local art store and bought a color wheel. It works great. It tells me what colors to mix to get what I want. It is a great investment. The wheel was all of $4.00.
When I made burgundy, I used Wilton Burgundy, and added BLACK, little by little. I finally got it to the right color for what I needed
Start with red and add a little purple...works every time!
Thank you all so much for your tips
It is greatly appreciated!