Help with pale blue fondant

Decorating By DriveMeBatty Updated 8 Mar 2013 , 9:14pm by DriveMeBatty

DriveMeBatty Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 11:30pm
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So I'm making a cake to welcome the newest addition to my sisters family, and I'd like to cover it in pale blue fondant. I have the Americolor royal blue and sky blue gel colors, and am intending on adding just a tiny bit to white fondant. However, I can't decide which gel color to use! My understanding is that the sky blue creates a bit more of a teal shade than the royal blue, which might look quite nice - or totally wrong!

Ideally I'd like to create a shade similar to the fondant on this cake:

 

Can anyone help point me in the right direction? I also have Americolor electric yellow and leaf green which I've read of some people using with the blue.

 

Links to other cakes for color comparisons would also be helpful icon_smile.gif

5 replies
GixxerChick Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 3:03pm
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This may not help much....but I'd definitely try using a small piece of white and do a few tests.  Use just the dab of a toothpick to add your color to it.  If it comes out wrong, wrap it up tightly and you have a bit of new color to use for another time.  Experiment.

Leahmaria7981 Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 3:11pm
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I would just use a teeny tiny bit of the sky blue. It's what I use to get a pale blue. Just start with a very tiny bit. You can always add more if needed. 

ibeeflower Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 3:22pm
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I would use the sky blue in a very tiny amount. And add more if necessary. To get a teal, you would have to add a tiny bit of green. 

kristinhintz88 Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 3:35pm
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I agree- definitely sky blue.  The picture you're using for inspiration has a bit of a grey tone to it too; you may end up with a brighter blue than you want and you can add just A LITTLE tiny bit of black to tone down the blue. 

DriveMeBatty Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 9:14pm
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Great, thank you for all the responses. I'll start out with a tiny bit of the sky blue and as GixxerChick says I may do a couple of tests first.

Thanks for the suggestion about the black kristinhintz, I do like the greyish tone to the fondant in the picture so I might test a little bit of white fondant with just a teensy dab of the black to see how it turns out.

I'll post a photo of the cake once it's finished :)

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