I used Amerigel Ivory to color gumpaste, and it has a slight reddish tint. When I colored fondant a bit darker to cover my cake board, it was quite reddish. I added a bit of wilton brown, but not much help.
It's OK for the board, but what color should I use to tint my fondant for an ivory cake? I need it to be about the color of SMBC with vanilla.
Thanks for any help!
i always liked the wilton ivory color--i despise those dang freaking toothpicks you have to use to scoop it out but it's worth it it guess for that nice ivory--
you could use a dab of already colored brown fondant too--
Maybe I will take a(nother) quick run to Michaels for the ivory. Or try coloring some darker brown, then use with white to get the ivory. I just hope the Wilton doesn't have that reddish cast.
wilton ivory color is awesome-- unless they changed it-- i mean figure if i'm willing to use those seriously annoying toothpicks to get to it--
and now i'm worried about having advised for you to use the brown thing because some browns do have a red cast to it-- so be careful-- i was actually thinking about using cocoa--but then you might need to up the fat content--add a drop or two of oil or shortening--
i'd get the wilton's
Just got back from Michaels. Thank goodness they are close- and my Wilton teacher was there finishing up a class (I took lessons from her in 2008!)
The ivory is perfect- and she enforced to only use a very tiny dab. Thank you for the suggestion! I guess I'll use the others for skin one of these days! I tried mixing a tiny bit with more white, and got a great skin tone!
isn't it awesome-- i learned to love it against my better judgement because it's wilton (and the dreaded toothpick thing)
3 Tiers covered with the perfect shade of ivory! and recovered the 20" board! Now to start cutting and ruffling the frills....think I will sleep a bit first!
yay!!! wilton is good for something jk jk jk
Thank you, K8memphis, for your help with the icing color. I posted the finished project in the Friday Night Cake Club thread.
you're very welcome-- your cake is stunning -- the ruffling is amazing and the little leaves acting like leaves twirling over the edges here and there is so nonchalant and adorable