ashby1983 Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 4:03pm
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Ok so I'm making a cake for my nephews birthday party (tomorrow). I need my fondant to be grey. Sounded simple enough to me, white and black make gray. So I bought wiltons black icing gel color. Only BIG problem it turning my white fondant purple NOT gray!!!!!!!!! Any tips would be more the greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jennzoe333 Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 4:24pm
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I JUST went thru this the other day. (See my submarine cake) My fondant turned purple from the Wilton black also. Use leaf green to turn it to a nice grey. Just don't user too much or then you'll be adding in violet to off set the green! Let me know how it works for you!

jhay Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 4:31pm
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I use Americolor gel...they work a lot better.

Adding green will help...just do it a tiny bit at a time. Good tip!

Cake-makerz Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 4:43pm
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i had the same problem....
we used silver dust and it turned into grey

Good luck!!

millermom Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 4:55pm
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I don't know exactly what shade of grey you want, but I recently made a mushroom cake (in my pics) and used Kraft brand chocolate swirl marshmallows to make MMF. (I got them at Target)

Not only did it turn out a perfect color without using any added coloring, but it tasted WONDERFUL! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif The sweet flavor was softened by the chocolate flavoring.

Kraft also has caramel swirl marshmallows which I bought, but haven't used yet. They are more of a yellow brown color.

ashby1983 Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 6:00pm
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Reason why I LOVE this site and the phenomenal people who use it! In less than two hours I've gotten 4 fantastic people, whom not only helped but also wished me luck!!!!!!!!!! Thank you all SO much!

AngelaM Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 6:28pm
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Since I always buy my black fondant precolored, I just mix a little bit of premade black fondant into the white and it works great.

creations Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 6:46pm
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wow ok i wasnt the only one with this problem ,. i think wilton needs to redo the black , if its black we are suppose to get black , not purple , not hint greyish lol. thank

superstar Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 9:58pm
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I always have black fondant on hand so if I want grey I just mix a little black fondant with the white.

monet1895 Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 10:11pm

Millermom...I bought some of those swirl marshmallows too b/c I was really curious about them but I haven't had time to experiment w/ them. Thanks for sharing!

ashby1983 Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 12:42am

Ok everyone my cake is done!!!!!! Thanks to everyone's tips it is the PERFECT shade of gray. Did a lil drawing to engrave marking and added some silver pearl dust. I think my nephew will thoroughly enjoy his allspark cake tomorrow! Can't wait to get some good pics of it in the morning and get them online!!!!!

Thanks again to EVERYONE for your help!
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smile44 Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 7:40pm

Which of these suggestions did you use to get your gray fondant?

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