I have a wedding cake and grooms cake for tomorrow and I thought I had the hard part done (the wedding cake) and now it's time to start on the grooms cake. Well now I run into the real hard part, the actual wedding cake was a piece of cake and now I need to know how to make a rusty red color. Any ideas? TIA
Start out with a true red color and then gradually add brown until you get the color you want.
Well, rust is sort of orange, and sort of brown. I did a lobster in a copper pot once (http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2042453). I wrapped the pot with modeling chocolate that I colored with powdered "flesh" color. If you use a lot of it, it's a rust color. After I wrapped it, I airbrushed it with a copper luster dust mixed in vodka.
Is that close to what you're looking for?
red, brown and a little orange ought to do it. Those are the colors I used to make St. Basils Cathedral/ Kremlin. Play around with those three colors hth
This should help.
Thanks everyone for the help. It turns out the orange, red and brown works.