Do you have to make the perfect cake for an ASU fanatic like my husband? Or do you need to find the perfect blood color for your halloween cake? What colors make maroon? Follow along below and we will tell you how to perfect making the maroon color for your cake frosting.
What Colors Make Maroon?
It can be surprising to many people that you cannot get canisters of frosting in EVERY color. Some specialty bake shops will have many choices for maroon frosting though so if you want to save time in making it- check there first.
Equal parts of violet and red make maroon.
However, keep in mind that you can’t simply depend on the small and squeezable food dyes that are commonly used for coloring eggs. Such things are not so strong to provide the required dark and vivid burgundy color which you really want. Of course, most of the professional bakers often end up using food color gels. These gels can easily provide more and a better-concentrated type of color. So, it means that there is more in terms of coloring icing when compared to mixing and adding the gel.
How To make Maroon Color For Cake?
To make maroon, you need red and violet gel frosting colors. For making the best maroon color frosting, you need the following ingredients – two cups of white icing, a mixing bowl, color gel which is of violet color, a red colored food gel, and spatula.
Firstly, you need to take the red food color gel and drop five drops into a bowl. Along with that add five drops of the violet food coloring gel. Into this mixture, you need to add the two basic cups filled with white icing. Once the mixtures are added, you need to stir it using a spatula so that the color is evenly distributed. Make sure to check, and if you really feel the color is too light as per your requirements, don’t worry.
If it is too light, add more red drops and if it is too red, add more violet or more white frosting. Keep in mind that you must stop adding any color as soon as you see one shade that matches the required color darkness that you want. Then you need to cover the icing that is prepared and allow it to cool for about one hour. During this period of rest, the color gets to fully develop and darkens.
After that, you must mix the additional icing (white icing) if you feel that maroon icing is getting darkened during the one-hour time frame of cooling. To get more darken color, you can still add more red food coloring gel to the current mixture of the violet food coloring that is prepared.
How To Make Maroon Icing With Food Coloring?
If you are planning on how to make maroon icing with any food coloring, then it is not so difficult. Preparing the maroon coloring for any kind of baking decorations consist of mixing a whole amount of concentrated food colored pastes along with the prepared white buttercream icing. If you are using the true red coloring, which is the red-red, then you need to know that it will lead to providing a bitter taste. This is often when you are using it in huge quantities while preparing a cake.
In most cases, you can simply substitute a red no-taste color. Now to prepare a maroon icing using food color, you need certain components like a spoon, red-red icing colorant, white buttercream icing, small bowl, spatula and blue food colorant.
Now before you start to prepare a maroon icing using food coloring, it is better if you start with a small test batch. This will assist in experimenting with the required shade that you want for the final product. Take a heaping spoonful of white buttercream icing and put it into a tiny bowl. Then you need to add the red and blue food color to get purple. Once you have a light violet color, then add more red food coloring. This will give you the maroon color you are looking for.
Now you need to add the required colors slowly by stirring until the required combination is present. Continue to do thus process along with the icing until you are able to get the required and perfect equation of the color maroon that you want.
How To Make Maroon Buttercream Icing?
Similar to the above step, you need to have the same ingredients to make a maroon buttercream icing. But here instead of using the red-red icing colorant, you can use other substitutes of the red color. However, you need to ensure that you are able to get the maroon color at the end of the preparation.
How do you make maroon? What colors make maroon? Red and violet! So if you just have to have the maroon color for your ASU fanatic or your sister's halloween birthday, then now you know how to make maroon color for frosting.
If you want to read more articles on baking topics, check out: Best pizzelle makers and how to make store-bought frosting better!
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