How Do I Get Champagne Colored Fondant?

Decorating By TAG42199 Updated 1 Jun 2011 , 12:47am by sweets4you

TAG42199 Posted 31 May 2011 , 10:38pm
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I have a wedding cake I am doing in August, and they want the fondant Champagne Colored. They would like it to match the dresses, which is the Champagne color from Davids Bridal. Here is a link to the color:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Browse_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-Shop-By-Color?&colorName=Champagne

I am thinking that I should start with Ivory fondant, but I am not sure what color to add to get the right tone. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Also, where can I get Ivory Fondant?

Thanks!
Trena

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indydebi Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 12:17am
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I was having lunch with CC'er jillmakescakes one day and we were on this very topic. Both of us tell our brides that tan, cream, beige, light flesh, eggshell, off-white, champaigne, whatever .... it's all the same in cake world! icon_biggrin.gif

I never implied, hinted, or promised the colors would match. Dying icing is not the same as dying fabric. We'd work to stay in the range, but that's it. I would not promise to precisely match fabric.

(That said, I was very excited when I did a good job matching these fall colors in this cake!: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1466388/1466391 ... see the close up photos. icon_biggrin.gif )

sweets4you Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 12:47am
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I really can't differentiate between the "non-color" colors. icon_wink.gif But having said that, I did a cake for my friend where she asked me to match her motif colors. When she mentioned the names (antique gold, soho gold, soho opal), it got me scratching my head. So I asked her to give me some swatches to use as a guide. I think the soho opal comes close to the champagne color you posted. Here's the cake I did.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1887547

If that's the same color you're looking for, I started with white fondant, added a little of ivory color and then airbrushed it with a pearl sheen. The pearl sheen made quite a difference in achieving the soho opal color.

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