How Do I Make The Color "taupe" In Fondant

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LisaMaeCakes Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 4:21pm
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Has anyone made fondant the color taupe? If so, what color combo's did you use to arrive at taupe?



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Kayakado Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 5:57pm
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I've not made taupe fondant but I have made the color taupe. I'd use brown, grey/black and red?

I always do a small golf ball size first to experiment. I'd make a light brown, and then add a teeny tiny bit of black to give it a grey cast and a tiny tiny bit of red to give it the barest hint of warmth.

Taupe is such a hard color to describe and is different to everyone, IMHO>

ladyonzlake Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 6:04pm
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You might also try the "copper" or "flesh" color and adjust with adding some light brown to it.


melysa Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 6:13pm
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i had asked antonia74 about that recently because she has a beautiful taupe colored cake. she mixed a little brown into the white (in her case bc) and then added just a touch of black.

i'll look for the cake to show you.

jsmith Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 6:35pm
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I'm glad you asked. I have to make taupe for a cake next week. Thanks for the tip Melysa. That's the exact color I want and I wouldn't have thought to add black.

melysa Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 7:33pm
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jsmith, your welcome.

i just came across the pm between her and i where i asked about that and realized that she said the cake linked above was just a very light milk chocolate bc (using a little melted chocolate and a couple tb of cocoa) , but her suggestion for the perfect shade of taupe was a little brown and a "touch" of black. i trust her suggestion, she's pretty good!

i love the color of that cake!

LisaMaeCakes Posted 20 Sep 2007 , 12:48am
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Thanks to all of you! This gives me a place to start experimenting.


antonia74 Posted 20 Sep 2007 , 11:38pm
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Thanks Melysa! icon_smile.gif

Here is the cake for which I did the buttercream in taupe...using the brown & black, as Melysa correctly explained:

ladyonzlake Posted 20 Sep 2007 , 11:56pm
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Beautiful! I'm glad it worked out!

mum1205 Posted 21 Sep 2007 , 6:06pm
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Antonia74...that seashell cake is gorgeous...what moulds did you use for the shells/starfish???

antonia74 Posted 21 Sep 2007 , 6:13pm
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Thanks, but they are real shells dusted with pearl shimmer powder.

melysa Posted 22 Sep 2007 , 4:37am
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BEEEEEE-U-tiful color! icon_smile.gif

Kneadtocreate Posted 3 Mar 2016 , 2:04pm
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Thank you for this response.  Huge help here too.  :D

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