Is It Possible To Achieve Fleshy Coloured Buttercream?

Decorating By lucysmam Updated 1 Apr 2009 , 7:23pm by lucysmam

lucysmam Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:11pm
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& if so, what's the best way to go about it? To cover a cake to look like a face to place some small fondant pieces on as cheeks/eyes/nose/ears

Thanks for any advice icon_smile.gif

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2sweetcookies Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:16pm
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Ivory works great, or a touch of copper.

sweetisome Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:27pm
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I usually begin by adding tiny amounts of pink, buttercup yellow and brown and adjust accordingly. be sure to keep it VERY light though, or you'll look too artificial. HTH

aquamom Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:31pm
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I used just a tiny bit of the Wilton peach and that works for me.

flamingobaker Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:33pm
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I use just copper, and just a touch.

Win Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:38pm
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As you can see, there are a lot of ways to achieve flesh tone. I have found copper can be too red so I use Ivory. If it needs a little pinking up, I add just a touch of peach. Experiment with any of these suggestions until you achieve the flesh tone you are looking for. HTH!

willj7r0 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:41pm
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I actually use a flesh colored powdered coloring just the other day. I thought it turned out a really good 'flesh' color.

chovest Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:45pm
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I find ivory to work best as well. The flesh tone for the Strawberry Shortcake cake below (if I can attach it) was colored with only ivory. Hope this helps.

OhMyGanache Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:59pm
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I use a combination of ivory and copper.

abra526 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 2:05pm
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I have a gel color from Country Kitchen that I got at my local supply store that is actualy "flesh tone'. I used it on my last adult themed cake. It worked realy well. HTH

lucysmam Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 7:23pm
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wow, there's loads of different ways to try out. I'll make a note of them all to try out to see which I prefer.

Thank-you for so many responses!

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