How Do I Make This "mint Green"?

Baking By inspiredbymom Updated 26 Aug 2012 , 6:43pm by inspiredbymom

inspiredbymom Posted 23 Aug 2012 , 6:59pm
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I have a request for cupcakes with mint green icing and neon color toppers. I have the toppers under control but I can't get a handle on the "mint green". Americolor has a mint green but I don't have time to order it. I tried to look at several color charts and can't find it. I did a search on CC but only came up with pictures of the color I want. I will try to post a pic of what the mom sent to me. She did not want bright green. Any help would be appreciated! icon_smile.gif

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MsGF Posted 23 Aug 2012 , 7:31pm
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Are you talking about the inner green? I think you are so it looks to me like you could make it by taking white icing and add equal parts yellow and green in very small quantities, start slow. I'm looking at my colour wheel and it seems to match a yellow/green toned down with white. So the icing is white to start so add equal parts green and yellow until you like it.

Good Luck. I know it can be difficult and frustrating at times matching colours.

inspiredbymom Posted 23 Aug 2012 , 7:42pm
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It is the green in the middle. Do you think I should start with a kelley green or a leaf green? I think I even have a forest green!

Thanks for the help! I'll be playing with it tonight after work. icon_smile.gif

MsGF Posted 23 Aug 2012 , 7:49pm
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Kelly Green might work on its own if used sparingly or with a bit of light yellow, 1/ 2 & 1/2. But my colour wheel has a dark green (forest) and dark yellow (golden or lemon yellow), so forest green and dark yellow might work too.

Kelly green with a bit of a light yellow might work too.

Actually I would start with the Kelly Green and add a bit of yellow (Lemon). Do it sparingly until you get the right colour. This way it won't get too dark too fast. The darker colours will build up fast and be too much, I think.

I think we (me for sure) over think this stuff icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

Good Luck

It will be great!

inspiredbymom Posted 23 Aug 2012 , 8:33pm
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I tend to agree. I over think this type of stuff all of the time because what looks right to me may not be what they (customers) had in mind.

Thanks for your help!

MsGF Posted 23 Aug 2012 , 10:41pm
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True enough.

Good Luck and Have Fun. Looks like a great cake.

Take Care

BakingIrene Posted 25 Aug 2012 , 2:04pm
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We all see colours differently. That looks like a pale shade of Americolor avocado if ya asks me...

but yellow and leaf green together will make it for sure.

inspiredbymom Posted 26 Aug 2012 , 6:43pm
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Thank your for the help! She loved them! I started with yellow and leaf but it was too bright. I didn't want to add black to it for fear it would be too much so I added a small amount of juniper. Let it set over night and it was perfect! I can always count on you guys!

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