Coloring For A Basketball

Baking By Mombo Updated 11 Feb 2014 , 1:56am by Mombo

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Mombo Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 10:28pm
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Hi All,  I am making sugar cookies decorated as basketballs.  I want to top the cookie with fondant.  Anyone with experience getting the right color orangish/brownish color?  I have orange fondant, thinking of tinting it with brown, or ivory???

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morganchampagne Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 10:49pm
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AIf you're not happy with just plain orange...id add a drop of brown at a time. Slowly though so as not to get too much brown and get a weird muddy color

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Mombo Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 11:26pm
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thanks morganchampagne, that's what i thought.  sometimes you just need reassurance  lol

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SPCOhio Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 1:28am
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AI would add a drop of brown as well, and maybe a dark red or burgundy if you have it. Ivory is often too pink.

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Mombo Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 1:35am
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Thanks SPCOhio, good to know!

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mintbelly Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 1:54am
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Add a little bit of violet food coloring a little at a time. Violet darkens orange without affecting its color.

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Mombo Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 1:56am
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wow mintbelly, i didn't know that.  thanks

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