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post #1 of 12
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I'm back trying to plan and order for the wedding cake I posted about last week.  The bride wants to match her reception outfit for her Bollywood style wedding to this color...I've gone back and forth but I would love your opinion on what Americolor gel paste or any pre-colored fondant looks the same as this color.  Thanks so much!

 

 

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post #2 of 12

The Americolor hot pink is almost identical. If you put a touch of orange in, you may nail it. I like to do a small sample first, then test it the next day.

 

The fonderific hot pink in a lot like that, but I would cut it with some white, since it is too strong of a color, and also tastes a little weird.

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post #3 of 12

Whenever i try making red, it comes out like this, orangy-red - never red-red.  try americolour red and knead it into white fondant. try with a little bit of fondant and see how it goes.  or take some satin ice red and add a bit of orange into it. i am no expert, keep experimenting a little at a time. you should get a close enough colour to match it.

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post #4 of 12

When it comes to red tones I like to buy a base colored fondant.  The reason being that if I start with white the taste and consistency of the fondant will change.  All computers have different RGB colors so everyone will see a different hue than what you see on your computer.  Your best bet is to match the color with the Pantone color card and let us know the color number (assuming we have all have a pantone color card right?). 

 

It seems to me that the color looks looks like a fuschia color.  If so, the color is achieved by mixing red and purple.  It is easier to start with a light red base and add purple. However I have yet to find a nice true purple gel!!  So start with red and add magenta (intense dark purple/pink) little by little until you get a shade lighter than you need.  Let it sit overnight to make sure you get the right color.  Red base gels are tricky and become darker the next day.  Good luck!  Let us know how it goes. 

 

Oh I forgot to say if you use ChocoPan they can match the color you need!

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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks to all of you for the responses.  The wedding was this past weekend and I wanted to post a picture.  It was okay...I know I can do much better but with all the stressors involved with the cake, it was an achievement anyway...I mean free is free.  Also, the bride was THRILLED with the color.  I ended up using 3/4 hot pink and 1/4 red and it was exactly the color I needed.  As you can see, it matched perfectly.  I'm happy to report that my next wedding cake is less than a month away and I'm getting paid for it :)  It's going to be completely different too, simple buttercream and a check at the end...go figure!

post #6 of 12

Wow! That is perfect! Great job matching!

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post #7 of 12

You nailed the color...You did that free???? WOW...what and awesome gift! I really like the Bollywood theme too

post #8 of 12

Wow that's nice. great job. hard work.

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post #9 of 12
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 It's going to be completely different too, simple buttercream and a check at the end...go figure!

 

Fabulous job on your color matching. Make sure you get paid for the next cake before you deliver it.

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Fabulous job on your color matching. Make sure you get paid for the next cake before you deliver it.

 

I read through her other threads. She volunteered to make it for free
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

 

Fabulous job on your color matching. Make sure you get paid for the next cake before you deliver it.

 

I read through her other threads. She volunteered to make it for free


I realize that, but she also mentioned that her next cake was to be "simple buttercream and a check at the end." I was just reminding her to get the check before it was delivered. There are dozens of threads about bakers delivering the cake and never getting full payment. That's all I was saying.

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I missed that part
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