Dark Brown Bc?

Decorating By Pickulz Updated 10 Dec 2009 , 12:21am by OMGitsaLisa

Pickulz Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 10:31am
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How do i get dark brown BC? Is dark brown another one of those colours you need to add a lot of colouring to? (Like red and blacks).
I added some cocoa powder...about 3/4 cup or slightly less...and then some Wiltpn dark brown...but its still a light shade...will it get dark overnight you think?
Im looking for a rich dark chocolate brown colour.

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jaybug Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 11:16am
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I use Hershey's Dark cocoa powder when I need a dark brown. Works great . HTH thumbs_up.gif

cashley Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 11:29am
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Use americolor brown, once you try them you will never go back to wilton.

juleebug Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 4:51pm
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I used Wilton Brown with a touch of Black and a little Christmas Red to get this shade...

alene Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 5:40pm
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I'm like jaybug, I use Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder

antonia74 Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 11:57pm
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Originally Posted by cashley

Use americolor brown, once you try them you will never go back to wilton.

Agreed, but I also add a drop or two of black. That gives it a really rich chocolate brown tone.

OMGitsaLisa Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 12:21am
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Yeah, I agree with the other suggestions so far - I use mostly the Special Dark cocoa powder to get the darkness I'm looking for, then add some red or orange to bring out the warmth I want since straight cocoa powder is sort of a dreary, desaturated brown. Also, definitely go with Americolor. I'm slowly transitioning from Wilton as I run out of each color and I'm always thankful when I need a color that I don't have in Wilton. I hate toothpicks. icon_sad.gif

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