Navy Blue Buttercream

Navy Blue Buttercream


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Navy Blue Buttercream with The Sugar Art NEW Gel Colors? Let's do it! 

OUR NAVY EXPLAINED

The new Gel Colors are highly intense compared to all others on the market ... However, when trying to achieve the darkest colors for your projects (ie. Navy, Black, etc) it is still going to take quite a bit of pigment.

Keep in mind, most artists are coloring 3 pounds of buttercream or royal icing at a time! That is a lot of dense WHITE ingredients for any color to overcome! Even though 15 drops to 1 pound of buttercream may sound like a lot of color, when you compare it to every other gel on the market, it definitely is not.

Here at The Sugar Art, we pride ourselves on quality and transparency. Instead of promising you only pastel tones, we guarantee more rich and vibrant colors than the average Gel. But you'll need a little bit of patience and a whole lot of quality color / Ed-ucation :) to understand how to reach those deep tones easily. 

These New Gels are remarkable and a little bit of color goes a VERY LONG WAY! Be sure to scroll down to find even more video tutorials on our industry changing Gel Colors! 

FAQ'S ON OUR NAVY:

Why does the color look purple?

There are 2 reasons:

First, Navy is subjective. It is a dark / deep blue, either with a red undertone or a black undertone. We prefer a red undertone as it yields a stronger and more VIBRANT blue! This Navy will pop against all other standard navy's in the industry. 

Second, red deepens the color profile and has unique properties in and of itself. As red color dries, for example in royal icing, it will revert back to a more earthy tone further darkening the navy color. However, in some ingredient mediums such as buttercream, citric acid is used for preservation and it has a tendency to make the red lighter. Thus, further intensifying the BLUE over the RED. 

So this Navy Blue formula was uniquely designed to meet the needs of the majority of bakers. 

How much color do I need to get to the navy blue?

To get a deep navy blue, your starting point should be 15 drops per pound of ingredient (royal icing, buttercream, etc). You can add until you reach the desired tone. You may also consider adding a tiny amount of Master Elite Black to get a more conventional dark blue tone. It will take very little, so go slowly with ME Black.

What are the best ingredients for mixing the gel colors?

Royal icing, cookie dough, buttercream and cake batter. Gum paste, isomalt and fondant, too! 

Is there anything that can affect the navy blue color? 

Absolutely! Ingredients that have high acidity (ie. lemons or lemon extract), high temperatures such as baking and complete drying out of the ingredients such as royal icing. Each of these will make the color look more blue. The red weakens in all of these instances. 

Blueberry (Navy) Gel Color

Blueberry (Navy) Gel Color

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Original Gel Bundle

Original Gel Bundle

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Powerful Gel Colors are here. Our Gel Color line is the most intense gel food color on the market! The power of Master Elites in liquid form. Achieve a vast array of tones from just one bottle. From pastels to the… read more

MORE GEL ED-UCATION

GELS IN ROYAL ICING

GELS IN CAKE BATTER

GELS IN COOKIE DOUGH

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