If You Want Gray Fondant...

Decorating By Wildgirl Updated 1 Oct 2012 , 7:59pm by JWinslow

Wildgirl Posted 30 Sep 2012 , 3:34am
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DON'T try mixing Wilton's white and black. You'll get a purple. Their black seems to have a lot of red in it.

Thankfully the purple turned out ok for the cake I was doing it for, but it could've been a disaster!

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ApplegumPam Posted 30 Sep 2012 , 10:33am
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Grey is not as simple as it seems

Wiltons Black - gives you a purplish grey
Americolor - gives you a greenish grey

Try add little bits of YELLOW - you will fidn you get a great GREY pretty quickly

JWinslow Posted 30 Sep 2012 , 12:41pm
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I have had pretty good success mixing the Satin Ice Black (I keep a small tub on hand) with white fondant but I don't use Wilton white so not sure this was helpful.


cakemaker2 Posted 30 Sep 2012 , 4:17pm
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Add yellow to which? Wilton Black or Americolor, or both?

KoryAK Posted 30 Sep 2012 , 7:37pm
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You need to add whichever color is missing. To neutralize a purple color (red plus blue) add yellow. To neutralize a greenish color (yellow plus blue) add red.

ALL "blacks" will have a non-black tone to them once they are lightened.

ApplegumPam Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 11:56am
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JWinslow Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by ApplegumPam

This helps to explain it


Love this link - thanks


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