Brown Color

Decorating By Rachie204 Updated 31 Oct 2009 , 2:15am by Rachie204

Rachie204 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 6:59pm
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I am making a cake that needs brown for dirt. I used chocolate butter cream which wasn't as dark as I wanted (it was more of a tan) thought I had some brown color but didn't so I added a little black which made it sort of gray and then I added a little red which made it a little better. It is usable but I would like to get it darker brown. Any suggestions? Right now it's a light brownish/grayish color.

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prterrell Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 7:03pm
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Add more cocoa powder.

alene Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 7:43pm
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I try to keep the Hershey's special dark cocoa on hand for things like that.

prterrell Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 7:47pm
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Also, if you mix all 3 primaries together, it makes brown.

Rachie204 Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 2:15am
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I ended up adding the melted chocolate and it worked great...I was worried that it wouold make the icing bitter but it didn't. Thanks for helping!

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