melissamurphy Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 9:16pm
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How do I make my white fondant flesh colored??

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miny Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 9:22pm
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Use a tiny amount of copper, but really tiny, it goes a long way!

melissamurphy Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 9:23pm
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By "flesh" colored I mean skin colored?? (just to clarify)

kazpos Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 9:28pm
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you can also use a small amount of paprika paste food colour, start off very small amounts and gradually add more till you get the colour you want.

mw902 Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 9:28pm
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I have always just used a tiny bit of brown, seems to work for me.

KaraBeara Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 9:33pm
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I agree with miny. I used copper but I used too much and it didn't look like flesh color at all. Start off with the tiniest amount of copper and add more as needed.

krissycupcakes Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 9:40pm
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i use copper it makes it slightly more peachy the brown but yes a tiny tiny bit goes a long way

krissycupcakes Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 9:40pm
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i use copper it makes it slightly more peachy the brown but yes a tiny tiny bit goes a long way

kbgieger Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 10:00pm
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I needed flesh colored fondant the other night. I searched around and found the following - start with white, add a bit of red to make pink, then add a bit of yellow, then add a tiny amount of green (this was for paint). I tried it, since I didn't have ivory or copper color around, and I was amazed how well it turned out.

It's for a cake I'm doing for my sister for tomorrow night, so I will be finishing it this evening and posting a picture in a couple of days.

HTH,
Karen

Price Posted 3 Jul 2009 , 10:02pm

I use copper, but I think it makes it too peachy to look real, so I use just a little cooper and a little ivory. After I mix it into the fondant I usually hold it up beside my hand to compare the color and if I'm not satisfied I just keep mixing until I get the tone I'm looking for. In the summer my flesh tone fondant ends to be a little darker than in the winter! icon_lol.gif

Mrsskefton Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 7:32pm

I need to make sugar paste for an Izzy (Jake & Neverland pirates) cake in Hispanic skin tone..... Any tips gratefully received - btw I am in UK, don't you love the Internet!

ApplegumPam Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 9:24pm

For skin tone I always mix it from fondant I have already coloured - pink, orange, brown

I mix it in different ratios to get the colour I am after - if too dark add a bit of white.

For Dora - I add more orange and brown

savannahquinn Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 11:17pm

I usually use wilton ivory.

Krystal323 Posted 16 Oct 2012 , 6:50am

I use a tiny bit of ivory n brown ...start off lil by lil till u get the color u want

leah_s Posted 16 Oct 2012 , 8:23am

Wilton actually does make a color called "flesh."

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