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How to achieve the color of bougainvilleas in icing?

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A client brought me a printout of a cake whose color I am to match.  I have played around with virtually every shade of pink, adding some red, some blue, some fuchsia, some purple...and even tons of Wilton Rose (plus CK's and Americolors' shades of pinks) but I cannot get the brilliant hot pinkish/purplish color of bougainvillea flowers.

 

Anybody have any tips? 

 

Here is the link to the photo: http://cakesdecor.com/assets/pictures/cakes/99968.jpg

 

Thanks!

~ Sherri
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~ Sherri
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Remember you are making *food*.  Getting an *EXACT!* match of color may not be possible. 

Have you let the experiement mixtures sit overnight to develope the color?  It does take time for those colors to blend well.

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Americolor electric pink

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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Thanks, Delicious...I'll try that.  I didn't think to dip into my box of Americolor electric colors.  Doh

~ Sherri
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