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Get my frosting Burgundy

post #1 of 12
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Need help trying to turn my frosting to burgundy, I bought the burgundy tint but I put so much in my frosting tasted nasty and it still wasn't burgundy. Should I start with a darker color then add the burgundy tint?????
post #2 of 12
Try starting with a light chocolate frosting and add red to it. some reds have a bitter taste so be careful how much you add, or try a No-Taste Red.
If you want burgundy, tru adding a little purple to your color for the desired effect.

hth
post #3 of 12
I'm not sure if our definitions of burgundy are the same, but is this the kind of colour you are thinking of? I made it accidentally by combining dark blue and red to try and make purple. I believe I added too much blue, thinking that blue would make it more purple.... turns out it doesn't! I'd suggest testing out a little bit at a time first... try two drops blue to one drop red etc....

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1736290
post #4 of 12
No, that.s not the color I had envisioned; glad you posted the pic. That almost looks like a dark mauve. Sorry for the suggestion, it's not going ot achieve that color..
post #5 of 12
I start with a super red gel paste and and a drop or two of purple until the burgundy I like is achieved. icon_biggrin.gif HTH
post #6 of 12
red and brown
post #7 of 12
What about if you use red beet?
I'm just wondering... Cook it, than puree it and use it as the liquid part of the buttercream ingredients...
Anamado
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post #8 of 12
I used chocolate fondant & added red to make the mouse's graduation gown. Maybe adding more red would get the color you want? Wilton makes a "no taste" red food color.
Jasmine
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post #9 of 12
I hope I get the picture in here this time.
Jasmine
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post #10 of 12
Sorry, can't get the picture loaded. Look in my recent photos at the one "Say Cheese" with the cheese wedge. There is a mouse standing on the cheese. I tried that burgundy color years ago & it was a waste. Wound up going in a whole different direction on the cake. Advantages of making what you want, for nothing, for friends & family. lol

Good luck!
Jasmine
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post #11 of 12
Whenever I'm trying to achieve a darker color such as burgandy, I use a touch of black. I used a burgandy & black combo to get the color on the flowers in the attached pic.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1222526
post #12 of 12
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Thanks everyone
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