Buy Green Fondant Or Tint It From White? Trying To Get Lime

Decorating By usmdesigner Updated 3 Aug 2011 , 4:19pm by KSMill

usmdesigner Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 8:16pm
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Has anyone bought the green satin ice? I'm wondering how close to lime green it is.

A. Can the green be lightened?

B. Should I just get white and tint it green.

Thanks!

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cakesbycathy Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 8:39pm
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I won't buy Satin Ice anymore since I've had so many problems with it.

Depending on how much you need, Americolor makes a mint green that you could use to color the white fondant.

tcbalgord Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 8:49pm
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I use a little of the leaf green and 2x as much lemon yellow to get my lime green.

usmdesigner Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 8:53pm
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yeah, i wish i could see the green on a cake to see how light/dark it is.

Davwattie Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 9:04pm
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Originally Posted by usmdesigner

Has anyone bought the green ? I'm wondering how close to lime green it is.

A. Can the green be lightened?

B. Should I just get white and tint it green.

Thanks!




Not sure what shade of green your after but I used americolor electric green to tint white fondant to do the off roader cake in my pics.

SugarFiend Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 9:05pm
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I've used green Satin Ice, and I've also used it to get sort of a lime green. If you want to see what they look like, I have them both in my gallery.

The straight green was used to cover the board on my dark brown and white striped 2-tier with the daisies. (I'm pretty sure I added a little white to it. Can't remember!)

I mixed white and green Satin Ice, then added some Wilton golden yellow to get a limey green on my 3-tier blue, yellow, and orange cake. I'm sure adding more white and using lemon yellow instead of golden yellow would make a truer lime.

HTH!

Sugar_N_Spice_Cakes Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 9:07pm
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I used satin ice green on my pink cowgirl/horses cake in my gallery. I didn't mix in any white.

gramof5 Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 9:39pm
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I have mixed a little green Satin Ice into a bigger ball of Satin Ice yellow and got a nice lime green. You just have to start with yellow and add a very small amount of green at a time till you get the shade you need.

usmdesigner Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 9:59pm
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Originally Posted by Sugar_N_Spice_Cakes

I used green on my pink cowgirl/horses cake in my gallery. I didn't mix in any white.




Thanks Sugar. Yes, that is a little to green.

I will be sure to try mixing the white fondant with tints. Thanks all.

usmdesigner Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 3:57pm
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Originally Posted by Davwattie

Quote:
Originally Posted by usmdesigner

Has anyone bought the green ? I'm wondering how close to lime green it is.

A. Can the green be lightened?

B. Should I just get white and tint it green.

Thanks!



Not sure what shade of green your after but I used americolor electric green to tint white fondant to do the off roader cake in my pics.




Yes, this is what shade I will be more or less going for. Thanks!

weidertm24 Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 4:07pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Davwattie

Quote:
Originally Posted by usmdesigner

Has anyone bought the green ? I'm wondering how close to lime green it is.

A. Can the green be lightened?

B. Should I just get white and tint it green.

Thanks!



Not sure what shade of green your after but I used americolor electric green to tint white fondant to do the off roader cake in my pics.




I second that. Americolor's electric green makes a great lime green. I used it for some leaves I made for lady bug cupcakes.

KSMill Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 4:19pm
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I use Crystal Colors Lime Green to tint my own MMF. Here's a sample of the green I get.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1439921

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