Grey Colour Is So Hard To Work With

Decorating By sweetiepie0808 Updated 28 Jun 2014 , 1:52am by sweetiepie0808

sweetiepie0808 Posted 22 Jun 2014 , 1:47pm
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I need to make lots of light grey fondant snowflakes and then colour them with silver petal dust.  The problem is that the colour grey changes to a light purple only a couple of days later.  Does anyone has had this problem before?  Is there a way to fix that?  I would really appreciate any suggestions.

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mattyeatscakes Posted 22 Jun 2014 , 2:40pm
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AI have learned this tip from a cc memer before, to get gray mix light blue and a little bit of black until you achieve the desired look.

sweetiepie0808 Posted 25 Jun 2014 , 9:13pm
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Thank you very much for the tip.  I'll try that.  Tomorrow is when I have to start making the snowflakes.

-K8memphis Posted 25 Jun 2014 , 9:53pm
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the silver will likely cover any purplish-ness (and/or the grey) anyhow 

FioreCakes Posted 25 Jun 2014 , 11:08pm
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I buy pre-made black fondant and mix it with white and it makes a nice gray that doesn't fade. 

sweetiepie0808 Posted 26 Jun 2014 , 4:28pm
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I do have some black fondant I bought already pre-made. I think I will try that.  Thanks a lot for the tip.  I yes K8Memphis, hopefully the silver will cover it.  I tried the silver perl dust mixed with a tiny bit of vodka and it didn't seem to cover the whole surface as well as I thought.  It almost like I needed two coats. Anyway, I will be making the snowflakes tomorrow and I will be covering them with the silver in about two days.


Thanks again girls for the tips.

ropalma Posted 26 Jun 2014 , 4:40pm
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You can also use the Wilton silver spray it works very well to make things silver.

sweetiepie0808 Posted 28 Jun 2014 , 1:52am
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A silver spray?  I looked for something like that, but didn't find anything.  I live in Canada, in the Toronto area and we sometimes do not get the fabulous things you guys get in the US.  I will check again, just in case.

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