Has anyone made fondant the color taupe? If so, what color combo's did you use to arrive at taupe?
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>
You might also try the "copper" or "flesh" color and adjust with adding some light brown to it.
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.
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.
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!
Thanks to all of you! This gives me a place to start experimenting.
Beautiful! I'm glad it worked out!
Antonia74...that seashell cake is gorgeous...what moulds did you use for the shells/starfish???
Thanks, but they are real shells dusted with pearl shimmer powder.
Thank you for this response. Huge help here too. :D