I have a couple of Purdue cakes coming up...does anyone know how to best achieve the gold color? It's not really metallic, but not really yellow-gold either. I appreciate the help.
Here's the logo for reference:
Please, please, please??? Where are the color-mixing experts??
I'd really love some help before I try to make this color!
Thanks in advance!
It looks beige to me. If that is acurate, I would use the fleshtone color or maybe adding brown to your bc til you get the color close. If it has a gold tone to it, try adding a little gold.
OK that is funny. I read your post last night and was looking for the answer this morning. I only saw the first post and thought you were talking about Purdue chickens. No wonder I couldn't figure out what Purdue gold is!
It looks like dark ivory to me. Maybe a mixture of ivory and a little brown. One thing I've learned while trying to match collegiate colors is that even the spiritwear makers don't always match the colors exactly. If you do a Google Image Search of Purdue logo stuff, I'll bet a whole rainbow of Purdue gold will come up. In other words, don't worry too much if it's not EXACTLY what you're aiming for.
Also remember to let your experimental batches sit for a few hours to allow the colors to deepen.