I haven't played with it yet, but I'm wondering if anyone's done this and how. Picture something Ron ben Isreal-ish...
I can start with ivory or white fondant, not sure which; thinking a touch of brown and maybe a tiny bit of black
I think I'll go play with it now, but if you've done this, feel free to chime in.
a little brown should do the trick. it shouldn't need black
i'd say brown and a tad of ivory/skintone? i don't think you'd need any black either hth
i would start with ivory and add brown little by little... there are, of coarse, different shades but to get there faster add little bits to the ivory... try with a little piece... add toothpick dots and record or memorize how much you used, and then use that ratio on a bigger piece...
I would also say little bits of brown and/or the 'skin' tone, no black should be necessary. Maybe even a TINY hint of orange? Good luck!
Brown and ivory is the way to go. No black, it will make your color muddy and dull looking.
Thanks you guys, I'll start with the ivory fondant and just add some brown and see where it goes. I didn't get time to do it yesterday.
I made exactly what I was looking for, but it did turn out to need a touch of black...
The color I wanted was from the Martha Stewart Wedding Cakes book--there's a gorgeous Ron ben Israel cake in there that looks like crewel work on cafe-au lait fondant, but it's sort of a 'putty'-ish color.
I used ivory fondant, added some Wilton brown, and just a *speck* of black, and it was perfect.
i am so glad that it worked out for you, be sure to upload some pics of the final cake so that we can see the final product