How To Color Fondant Sage/fern Green?

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Someonesmommy Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 11:18pm
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I've been trying all afternoon to get a sage/fern green color using fondant. I cant for the life of me get it right.

What colors do I mix together? Can someone help?

Thanks in advance!

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Someonesmommy Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:09am
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anyone? I've been able to make lovely shades of baby poop green, neon christmas green and everything in between but nothing close to what I want!

baycheeks1 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:16am
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I have made a color that is close to sage...I used green and brown. Just make sure that you add small amounts of brown so you dont make it like some ugly color.

DianeLM Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:16am
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It'll be easier to help you if we know what brands and colors you've already tried and if you're using conventional fondant or MMF.

I've had excellent results with Americolor Avocado gel color. Wilton Sage has worked nicely in a pinch as well.

Sometimes I'll add a drop of Forest Green to offset the 'baby poop' effect. icon_smile.gif

BCJean Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:20am
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I do not color fondant...I am a buttercream decorator...but when I want sage green buttercream I add a touch of black to the green.

Someonesmommy Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:21am
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Im using wilton fondant and wilton gel colors. Its just for a dummy cake, cause Im bored. I want to attempt cornelli lace with the green fondant.

Ruth0209 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:25am
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I use the Wilton Juniper Green and it makes a decent sage color.

KrissieCakes Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:33am
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There's a cake in my pix that I used Wilton's Juniper to color fondant. Is that the color you're going for?

rvercher23 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:35am
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Originally Posted by Ruth0209

I use the Wilton Juniper Green and it makes a decent sage color.



Ditto, That is what I use also. In my pics I have a three tier square with bows and pearls, and that is what I used.

icer101 Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:50am
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just a touch of juniper will make a nice sage green.

indydebi Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 1:53am
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Ironically, I just colored some fondant today using Juniper Green and I agree, it makes a good sage color.

Someonesmommy Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 2:03am
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Originally Posted by KrissieCakes

There's a cake in my pix that I used Wilton's Juniper to color fondant. Is that the color you're going for?




Thats the color!! Of course I just looked through my box of gel colors and I don't have juniper.

classiccake Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 2:16am
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Since you do not have the juniper green, I would use some of your light green fondant. Mix brown into another small piece of fondant. Then knead small pieces of the brown fondant into the green untill you get the shade you want. That way you do not get too heavy of a dose of brown in your green. You could also add a little bit of black fondant to the mix.

We mix all our shades of color with just the basics. It works great when you get used to it.

DianeLM Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 3:11am
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Oh yeah. I use juniper green too. I forgot about that one!

Frankyola Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 4:42am
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Originally Posted by Ruth0209

I use the Wilton Juniper Green and it makes a decent sage color.




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