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Can't get the colour PLUM, wedding in 4 days..HELP!!

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I have tried everything to get a dark plum colour. Violet with a bit of red, burgandy with some purple....I'm mixing the gels together first than applying. Everytime I think I get the right colour it goes gray or brownish. I have no idea what to do! I need to make 'Summer Plum' violets,the colour has more pink in it so I tried using a pink base and adding violet to it and it's the cloest....but when I add more to get it darker it turnes gray. Can someone help me out?? I didn't think getting plum would be so hard....wedding is in 4 days.
Thanks so much!!
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I would suggest making a lighter version of the color you want and make the frosting that color. Then, slowly, add in black icing gel little by little. That way, you can judge when the purple is dark enough for your liking. Also, let the icing sit before you color it. If it is buttercream, make sure it is not exposed for to long to the air or a humid climate the color can darken. Hope this helped!
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What kind of icing are you using?

Does it have lemon juice or cream of tartar or sour cream?
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