Violet Not Grey

Decorating By vickymacd Updated 1 Dec 2009 , 3:29pm by vickymacd

vickymacd Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 2:37am
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I just made a batch of MMF and added a dot of black Americolor hoping to turn it light grey. It turned a bit of a violet color! I don't want to add more black as it will be black. I just want a light grey.
Any suggestions? Thank you!

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cakesrock Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 3:19am
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I would try a whitener, then work from there. Do you have any Wilton black? Maybe stick with that when going for grey -that's what I do. I find the superblacks are a bit too strong and tend to go a bit purple on you.... icon_smile.gif

vickymacd Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 11:28am
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Thank you. I don't have a whitener, but will try Wilton black. I'm just afraid it's going to turn BLACK and not grey.

cakesrock Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 1:00pm
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I have never had Wilton black turn purple on me - good luck! icon_smile.gif

brincess_b Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 1:24pm
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i seem to remember needing more black than i though to get grey.
maybe better making up a blob of black fondant, and mixing that bit by bit into the white?

vickymacd Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 1:39pm
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It's so hard after it's already made. Ugh. But will try a bit more black.

milkmaid42 Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 2:28pm
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It is probably too late now, but I made a grey using black Americolor with a little bit of chocolate brown. I don't have the proportions as I just messed around with it until I achieved the desired color. It is in my pictures.
Hope you were successful.

vickymacd Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 3:29pm
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I just mixed in a bit more black and it's still violet, but a bit more grey.
Or maybe I'm trying to believe it's a bit more grey!
When I washed off the bit of black that dropped on my counter, I couldn't believe how much BLUE was in the black!

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