My friend gave me the napkin she is using for her daughter's birthday so i can match the colors to the cake but I can't find a color chart with these colors for the life of me.
How do I get mint green?
And how do i get a pastel pink? would that just be pink mixed with white, or is there another element to be mixed in so it's not so "bright".
Also, what is the best way to mix the colors? Should I make a batch of each color I would need and then mix them together, or do i just work the food color directly into the fondant alternating the colors until i get what I want?
Thanks in advance!
Pastel pink is pretty easy, just use a very small amount of pink. You might get the same results for the mint green, but I actually bought a bottle of "mint green" color by Americolor or Full Spectrum, one of dropper bottle companies.
I am unclear as to what you are asking about the mixing of your colors, and the alternating. What are you trying to do again?
LOL. . sorry. I was reading on americolor's website that you should mix your colors separately then add them together. .as in if you're combining blue and purple let's say. You'd make a batch of blue fondant and then a batch of purple fondant and then combine the fondant together to get your color instead of taking white fondant and directly adding the blue gel and then the purple. Does that make more sense? haha Who knows. . .
just use a tiny bit of pink and a tiny bit of mint green and you'll be fine......remember the colors will darken once left to sit a bit and they will also bleach (unevenly too) if the cake/fondant is left in sunlight.
For mint green I use a tiny bit of Wilton Kelly Green mixed directly into white fondant.
Wilton colors are great for pastel because they are'nt as strong as Americolor .
Same with the pinkm I use Wilton Rose, but a little goes a long way, and both colors will darken as they sit so make it a tad lighter then you need it.
For other colors such as purple and brown I mix colored fondant, it allows for better control of the color and produces a more fade resistent purple then just adding the coloring directly to white fondant.
For pastel pink, I actually use just the tip of a toothpick and red food coloring. After all, red and white make pink on the color mixing charts... it turns our perfect every time. You don't need much, that's for sure.
For mint green, I also use Kelly green --again, just a tip of a toothpick is enough color. However, if you are using large batches of fondant, it might take two little streaks of color.
Wilton used to have a jar called "Verdi" (which means green) in one of those small four packs. It was perfect for mint green. I think it came with rose, peach, and buttercup.
Americolors sells a mint green color. I've used it with beautiful mint green results. And I just use a smidge of any regular pink (not neon or hot pink) I have on hand for a pastel pink.