Skin Tone- What Colors Do You Mix?

Decorating By absijails Updated 17 Sep 2008 , 12:02am by absijails

absijails Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:38pm
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I need to make fondant people at the beach - what colors do you usually mix to make a good skin tone?


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cupcakemkr Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:51pm
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mandifrye Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:55pm
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I don't like to use the copper (which is listed in the chart) for skin tones. I usually use a little pink (rose), brown and a touch of yellow. I start with small amounts and tweak as I go. I add more brown for tanner complexions and more pink for babies.

I love playing with colors, it is hard to go wrong as long as you start light and go darker. You can almost always correct your mistakes. thumbs_up.gif

Have fun!

vmertsock Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 2:38pm
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I use small amounts of copper but I think it's a little animationy-fake looking so I add a TINY it of green. The green balances out some of the extra pink tone and looks quite realistic. But just be careful since it's easy to over do it.

mlharvell Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 2:57pm
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I use Flesh when I make people. I can't remember who makes it, but I know it's out there.

BakingGirl Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 2:58pm
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Copper (fleshtone) by Americolor.

steffla Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 3:00pm
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I use just a dab of creamy peach and a smaller bit of ivory. Works really well but I agree with start lighter, you can always go darker. I also always have extra white fondant on hand so I can mix it in with the bits that I messed up by going too dark!

amoos Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 3:06pm
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I don't have alot of colors on hand, so I just start out with a pinprick of peach and then sometimes add a bit of brown to it.

Homemade-Goodies Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 3:09pm
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I begin with Ivory and add a smidge of pink, both Wilton. I dont' do fondant, but I know this works marvelous on buttercream - crust or non-crust!


jenncowin Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:27pm
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I use both Copper (fleshtone) as well as mixing Ivory with a touch of Pink. It all depends what tone I'm going for.

jenncowin Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:28pm
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I use both Copper (fleshtone) as well as mixing Ivory with a touch of Pink. It all depends what tone I'm going for.

marknelliesmum Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:41pm
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I use sugarflair's paprika - it is perfect for skintones.

AdeleP Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:44pm
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I just use yellow and red in VERY small amounts you can always go darker!

sarahpierce Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:58pm
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I thought I seen a pack of skin tone food coloring gel at Michaels. I think it had 4 or 6 colors in it. I haven't tried it yet, but it's a thought icon_rolleyes.gif .

absijails Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 12:02am
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Thanks everyone!

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