I bought the Americolor Copper (Fleshtone). I tried to make the color tonight but I think it looks a little too pinky. Nothing like the dot of color on top of the bottle. Did I add too much? Have I not added enough? I thought I would ask first before I messed with it anymore.
Any help please?
I'm also having problems with my black color. It just looks like a grey marble. What am I doing wrong?
Yes, it sounds like you added too much copper - I do that every time! And it takes an awful lot of black to get a good color, try starting with chocolate buttercream or fondant and go from there.
Flesh is really weird to begin with it seams each time I make it, it looks different.
Take a small batch of your already collered stuff and add some more white icing it that does not work. Go the other way and add more color. I must say, I had issues with Burgendy last month and all I could get was this gray mauve color (I used 1/2 the bottle in 4 batches and kept on getting the same blah gray! nothing like the Red Wine color I was hoping for.
For your black, I always start with a Chocolate Buttercream, that way you are 1/2 way there, unless it's for less than a cup worth of icing.
I have also used sometimes started by making my white icing brown and then adding the black, when I have chocolate allergies and it works great.
I sure hope that helps.
Hey I use a little copper gel and ivory gel. Hope this helps.
I have added a smidge of brown to my fleshtone...seemed to come out pretty good.
With black, I have the best luck when I take chocolate fondant and mix black into it.