Color Question...

Decorating By lsz1978 Updated 10 May 2011 , 9:18pm by lsz1978

lsz1978 Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:48pm
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how do i get the tan/orange color of a basketball? what gel food colors should i mix?

this is for a basketball to but inside of the hoop and basket i made...

thanks!

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Marianna46 Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:53pm
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Would orange and a little brown do it? I'm no expert at this - I generally end up playing with a little bit of my fondant or buttercream and the colors I think might work. Anybody else have a more scientific answer?

Kitagrl Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:58pm
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Americolor Terracotta is good.... otherwise you will want to make a nice reddish orange color and then add a bit of brown.

lsz1978 Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:58pm
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thanks! that's the way i normally do it too, but i need to color a lot of fondant, and i don't want it to take forever if i can help iticon_smile.gif!

thanks again for your suggestion!

nickshalfpint Posted 10 May 2011 , 9:13pm
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Mix orange and brown untill you get the color you want and then color the fondant. That's what I did and it took less time than kneeding in the color little by little.

lsz1978 Posted 10 May 2011 , 9:18pm
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I'll try that tonight, since I don't have the americolor terra-cottaicon_smile.gif!
Thanks!

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