Help Quick! How Do I Make The Color Lime?

Decorating By Susan94 Updated 10 May 2005 , 12:23pm by Susan94

Susan94 Posted 6 May 2005 , 12:40am
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I have to do another flip flop cake and this time am putting lime green flowers (brush embroidery technique) on one of the flip flops and I cannot find the icing color chart anywhere. I don't know if it was posted here or on Wilton's forum. Do you know off the top of your head? Thanks in advance. I'll be up late tonight make this cake (Thursday).


P.S. Is that the same as Chartreuse 5 Lemon Yellow + 1 Leaf Green ?? I found the color chart in recipes here and hope that is the same as lime green(?)

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CIndymm4 Posted 6 May 2005 , 12:47am
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Chartreuse is not quite as bright as lime green but I think it would work for what you're wanting to do.

Susan94 Posted 6 May 2005 , 1:54am
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I just made it with 3 parts lemon yellow and one part leaf green and it turned out perfect for what i need. Thanks so much for your quick reply. it's almost 10pm now and i'm almost completed. it's the first time I am doing brush embroidery for a customer's cake. I will post when I can.


flayvurdfun Posted 6 May 2005 , 2:48pm
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The way I made it was just a very very small amount of green...and then a touch of yellow....

Susan94 Posted 6 May 2005 , 6:04pm
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Thanks for your tips. I made this last night and glad to have it over with. It was fun making it. It's my 2nd time making the flip flop cake (I will post in galleries too) and think the 2nd one came out better. I'll try to add it here also.

littlebubbieschocolates Posted 8 May 2005 , 6:13am
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that is too cute. i saw the other pics u did an awesome job thumbs_up.gif

melodyscakes Posted 8 May 2005 , 3:29pm
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your flip-flops are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dixiebelle Posted 8 May 2005 , 5:02pm
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Im going to try this idea out for my bosses Bday she is going on a cruise I sure hope it turns out as preciuos as yours! Amazing work


Susan94 Posted 8 May 2005 , 5:55pm
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That was sweet of you! I would love to see photos when someone else makes them. Have a great week.

KarenOR Posted 9 May 2005 , 8:14pm
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Very Cute Flip-Flops!
What's the technique for the lime flowers? I've never seen it (I don't think).

momof3jotynjake Posted 9 May 2005 , 8:31pm
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Good job!! i love it!
how did you make the shape of the flops??
I love the flowers!! what is the trick to that?

Susan94 Posted 10 May 2005 , 12:23pm
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It's called brush embroidery technique. If you look in the middle of any Wilton cake decorating yearbooks (on pg.118 in 2004's) some decorating techniques. You draw a flower with tip 2 or 3 then while icing is still wet use a little brush (clean water color brush) and brush out the lines with a damp brush dipping it in the water each time before you stroke doaway from edge & pull the icing out . It makes it look like embroidery. icon_lol.gif
I just traced my feet for a pattern and cut out the cake using a 9x13 cake pan.

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