Sarah-Lou-Spence Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 6:41pm
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Im really stuggling to get grey fondant... any ideas?

Iv tried just adding litte bits of black but it usually goes a purple colour!

Eurghhhh help. Thank you x

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Melissa_B_Cakes Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 6:58pm
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add yellow to it = )

I was making grey fondant one night and I had the same problem...it wasn't until my boyfriend said "add yellow, duh!" and I looked at him like 'WHAT?! how did you know that?!" thumbs_up.gif It works! Just add yellow in small amounts until you get the grey color

Sarah-Lou-Spence Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 7:41pm
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Ahhh thats great thanks, how on earth DID you boyfriend know that lol? I wouldnt have ever figured putting yellow in would make it grey!

Thanks S x

glow0369 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 8:03pm
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what kind of fondant are you using?. All I ever do is add a little black. I'm particular to Fondarific. I just made a grey cake..check it out under my pics...

shanney54 Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 5:51am
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I had the same thing happen to me about a month ago, except mine turned blue! The first time I used Wilton fondant and black coloring. After reading a few threads on here I bought some Satin Ice fondant and Americolor black coloring. The second elephant I made turned out great (the first one turned blue the next morning)! I also learned to it sit for a little bit, the color seemed to get a little darker. Hope that helps!!! icon_biggrin.gif

madgeowens Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 7:12am
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http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1616433

In is cake the gray, I put just a touch of black in my white and only add as needed and you need be vey light handed with the black...there is either a hint of green or a hint of red in black, don't give up keep kneading it and add a bit more. hth

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