How do I make Gray fondant

Decorating By MrsNisch Updated 28 Sep 2015 , 2:50am by jennyz1171

MrsNisch Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 5:44am
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How do you get gray fondant? I tried mixing white Satin Ice fondant with Black fondant (Duff Goldman) and it came out a taupe/brownish color not at all gray.  So I tried mixing wilton black food color into white fondant and I got a blueish color.  I am so confused.  I just wanted a light gray.  Help please 

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Rohini Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 7:27am
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I've mixed Squires Kitchen Black paste color with white fondant and got light grey.

Daisyblue002 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 7:38am
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Hi there, you can start off with a light blue colour fondant and add a touch of black. That way the colour shouldn't fade too or turn into another colour altogether. I used that method on the elephant and hippo with one of my recent cakes.

tarttokig Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 7:41am
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Google color wheel, colors opposite to each other neutralize!

pieceofcaketx Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 1:35pm
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Add a small amount of black to white and then a tiny dab of yellow coloring, the yellow cancels out the purple/blue tint that black gives.

NJsugarmama Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:20pm
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I've had to add yellow, off set the purple tint I got from using Wilton black.  It was kind of a PITA...but just do it slow and steady. 


Like the above poster said, look at the color wheel and add the opposite color of which your grey has tints of. 


If at all possible, do your color checks in natural light. 

ddaigle Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 2:26pm
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Black satin ice white fondx....never have any color issues as stated above.

MrsNisch Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 3:12pm
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Thanks everyone - ended up using white and dusting with luster dust.  Turned out the perfect color and had the silvery look I was going after.  Will post pics soon.

Carrie789 Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 5:05pm
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I use just a tiny drop of Americolor black. If it gets too dark, add a little white. This won't work with Wilton--too much green undertone.

NJsugarmama Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 5:30pm
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I nixed my black food coloring from Wilton after my grey experience.  Americolor all the way!

SugaredSaffron Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 8:04pm
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AThanks for the yellow tip, my grey always turns a pale blue.

jennyz1171 Posted 28 Sep 2015 , 2:50am
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Just made the perfect grey buttons - and as they are drying they are looking purple - gonna try the yellow trick - thanks for asking the question, and for all the answers!!

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