brittany_c9 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:22am
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I'm making a corset cake and was wondering how I can achieve a nice flesh color for the skin?

Thanks!!!

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thecarouselcloset Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:44am
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I use a tiny amount of brown coloring, more color the darker you want to go. I have only done it once though, it's a hula girl in my photos.

cupcakeco Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 3:04am
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Ivory throughout, just a two or three toothpick's worth of rose/pink, and gradually add brown until you reach the desired darkness/skintone.

I used this combination for the baby cake in the link and noticed that it was a VERY realistic skintone. The more brown you add, the darker the tone. This was purposely supposed to be a darker skintone, but it went through several stages of very realistic looking lighter skintone. I jokingly called it my "pound of flesh" LOL icon_lol.gif

BTW I used only Wilton gel colors.

http://media.cakecentral.com/files/cimg50442_136.jpg

goldstarcakes Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 7:25am
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I add a touch of orange to white fondant for a nice peachy tone. Of course it all depends on what skin tone you're going for. I think it helps to look at crayons or colored pencils and see which colors are related.

Texas_Rose Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 7:43am
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Last time I needed some, I just used Wilton ivory. Before that, I used ivory and peach together. Both looked realistic.

Texas_Rose Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 7:44am
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Last time I needed some, I just used Wilton ivory. Before that, I used ivory and peach together. Both looked realistic.

dsilvest Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 8:33am
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Just a bit of copper works as well.

drakegore Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 1:06pm
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ditto what dsilvest said...just the tinest touch of copper. i know it sounds odd, but it works super well.

klallen21 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:03pm
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I used WIlton Copper Color for my Mickey Mouse cake...if you want to check it out in my pictures.

His face is flesh colored...that's what Wilton recommended.

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