How Do I Make My Buttercream The Color Garnet?

Decorating By missd98cr Updated 31 Aug 2009 , 7:35pm by indydebi

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missd98cr Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 6:32pm
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I'm needing to make a SC Gamecocks cake this Thursday and I have no idea how to make black and garnet food coloring. Any help is greatly appreciated!!! Oh, i want to use buttercream frosting.

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Malakin Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 7:14pm
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I haven't personally tried this yet, but to make garnet color, I would try 80%-85 burgandy gel color with 15-20% brown. I have that stone for a birthstone and that's pretty much what it looks like to me. Just test a very small batch.

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indydebi Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 7:35pm
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Garnet is my (January) birthstone and I've always wished I had something else. icon_cry.gif I'd agree with the above combination .... garnet is a muted color and I thik the brown will do that.

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