How Do I Achieve This Colour For My Fondant?

Decorating By SassyStacey Updated 7 Feb 2010 , 8:18am by SassyStacey

SassyStacey Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:31am
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I am wondering which Wilton gel colour I should use if I want to achieve this nice light green colour for my fondant?

Thanks for your help!

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cakesondemand Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:38am
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add orange to the green

ayerim979 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:51am
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i was going to suggest to add close to nothing of green to white fondant and a small teeny bit of yellow.

But Im not a pro nor experienced.

Good luck though and let us know what method u use

CaribbeanCakes Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:55am
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Americolor has that color it is called AVOCADO, Good Luck

SassyStacey Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:55am
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I see Wilton have a few green gels. I already have Leaf green, but they also have Moss green and Juniper green. Has anyone used these colours as I would like to see what they look like on a cake.

ladybug76 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 4:08am
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I am the Queen of Juniper Green!!!

And, this is NOT my most favorite cake but I was practicing. Example of leaf green:

~ Jaime

SharonK1973 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 4:20am
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I got these greens with "electric green" from americolor...

HarleyDee Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 4:26am
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I was gonna say, I just bought some Juniper Green tonight to make some pears. I'll be using it next week. I don't know how quickly you need this answered but I'd be happy to take pics for you! icon_smile.gif

SassyStacey Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 4:38am
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Thanks for the pics! That is a great Xmas cake ladybug!

That gives me a better idea of what colour I will get. I am making a polka baby shower cake with green, brown and ivory as the colour scheme. Would love to see photos of the pears when you are done. The cake isnt needed until 6th Feb, so I have a bit of time.

NoNameinNM Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 5:33am
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With the Wilton colors, you'll probably want to use Lemon Yellow and Leaf Green or Kelly Green.

Tint the icing a pale yellow shade-- a pastel yellow. Then add the Leaf Green or Kelly Green until you are close to reaching the depth of color you want.

At that point, if you want to tweak it to more of a chartreuse color, you can add more of the yellow. Otherwise, continue deepening it with the green.

Hope that helps!


NoNameinNM Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 5:35am
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Oops... forgot to add: when I want a shade like that, I often find myself using more yellow than green.


icer101 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 5:53am
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i love wiltons moss green..

SassyStacey Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:15am
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Icer, do you have any pics of cakes you have done with the moss green?

mabryant0212 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 10:17am
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leaf green and golden yellow

ladybug76 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 10:47am
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Thanks Stacey for the kind comments on my Christmas cake. You have to be sure to share your baby shower cake once completed!!
Best wishes!
~ Jaime

SassyStacey Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 8:18am
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Thanks for your all your help. I ended up using Golden Yellow with a bit of Leaf Green. I got the perfect colour I was after! Its only my third fondant cake, so I am getting there. Just not fast enough with the fondant and it is drying out. But off to do another post about that now.

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