SugarMama5 Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 7:39pm

I've been asked to make a baby shower cake with a baby on top. I bought the mould that is of the baby sleeping on it's tummy with the little bum up. Does anyone know what the best color to use to tint my fondant skin colored? I want it to look nice... and not end up on cake wrecks, lol icon_wink.gif

Thanks!!

12 replies
debidehm Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 7:44pm

I use just a little brown to make it a flesh color.

ickworthpark Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 7:58pm

I use the colour Paprika/flesh - it's a bit pinker than brown I think and therefore more flesh like. You do need to be very careful not to add too much.

twincakesanabelle Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 8:06pm

Hi, the color to use for skin tone is copper from wilton. A little amount. I just put the tip of a toothpick and if you need more a little at a time.

KalisCakes Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 8:06pm

If you can't get it right, you can do like I do and just go buy the Wilton mini pack that has natural pink, light brown, brown and black. I think it's about $8, but if you get the 40% off coupon from Michael's or Hobby Lobby, then you can save more. Keep any unused in a ziplock bag, air tight and in the freezer, and you'll have some for next time too icon_smile.gif

jgifford Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 8:39pm

I start with white, then add a very little pink and just a touch of yellow.

bobwonderbuns Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 8:40pm

Ivory with a hint of pink.

DeniseNH Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 9:57pm

I agree with the last poster - ivory with either pink or peach. Extremely small amounts of each - and by extremely I mean just the very tip of a toothpick.

cubbycakes Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 10:27pm

I just use Wilton's ivory. I tried adding a little peach but it went wrong. I think just the ivory on its own is a good color.

tiggy2 Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 1:11am

I use just the tiniest bit of wilton copper.

All4Show Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 1:25am

I use a tiny bit of Americolor copper.

SugarMama5 Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 3:29pm

Thanks everyone! I'll give your suggestions a try & see how it goes!

ppres002 Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 12:47pm

What if I wanted a darker skin tone - would I add brown. 

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