I making fondant maple leaves for an autumn cake. Does anyone have suggestions about specific wilton or any other brand colors to achieve a natural autumn look on the leaves? Like an orange or a yellow color? I just have the basic and i was wondering if anyone has tried different colors.
I like using the butternut yellow as a base for fall colors. It adds a little of a brownish yellow hue.
I use orange, yellow, copper, burgundy, green and brown. Sometimes I make the leaves a solid colour and sometimes I make them multicoloured. Check out my galleries. I have made a few leaf cakes.
p.s. I use wilton and americolour gels.
Butternut yellow, is that a wilton or Americolor color?
Buttercup is a Wilton color. Golden Yellow has an orange tinge to it too. I'd stay away from lemon yellow as it is very bright. For orange there is also a terra cotta color that is a deeper orange.
If you have access to an airbrush, you can do some really cool fall leaves with that. I used a base of yellow for the ones on this cake, and then used red, green brown, and orange. It worked out pretty nice, one of my favorite cakes. You can make the acorns with caramels and chocolate clay.
Just wanted to say Loucinda, that I love your cake. It is perfect
unfortunately I don't have an airbrush, but I love your leaves they look so natural.
i appreciate everyone's help
I just made several small maple leaves and streaked multiple colors together to get a more realistic look. Red/green, red/brown, orange/green, orange/brown, yellow/green, yellow/brown, etc. I'm still kinda new to the cake world but was happy with how they turned out. Once the cake is done I'll post pictures (assuming I can get the site to load them that is!).