I live in a part of the US where (American) football rivalries are a way of life. I shared that I made my tiger stripes for Auburn University in my home state. Well, I work with a ton of Mississippi State fans, and they are demanding “equal time.” My challenge is their school colors..thus the title of the post. Maroon is likely a difficult color to achieve in the first place, and I’m guessing it will bleed like a proverbial “struck pig.” All I can thing to do is that side-swirl technique I’ve done lately, leaving most of the soap white and accenting with maroon and gray at about 10% each of the batter. What are my options for cutting back on color bleed. Will sodium lactate help with that? Optionally, I could also do the base color as gray and swirl with maroon and white to make it a bit more interesting.