Where I live we don't get brown color or brown colored fondant. I need a dark brown, and am trying to color mine with primary colors and a tinge of black, as suggested by one of the posts here. But it has turned to a dull shade of purple. What should I do to make it into a dark brown. Help please!
Brown is made from black and orange. If you have purple try adding yellow.
Red and green make brown so if you add yellow to purple (blue and red) hopefully it will have the right balance to get you to the brown you are looking for.
Thank you so much. Let me give it a try.
i might be too late but i would suggest that you test with just a small quantity of fondant and not the entire giant blob if it is a big giant blob
I always use cocoa power to make brown fondant. Tests delicious chocolatey and you can still add more and/ or black food coloring to make it darker.
Just wanted to drop a line to thank you all for getting back to me. I added yellow color and it worked.
The cocoa powder idea sounds great Julia. I think i should be easier to incorporate than colors. Useful tip for next time :)
Just FYI for future reference, commentary colors make brown when mixed together...so you'd get brown with:
green and red
purple and yellow
blue and orange
Thanks so much.
Thanks so much.
I use green and red to make brown and depending on shade can also add white or black and a bit of orange for a warm brown
Thankyou everyone. Could you also let me know how do you make skin colored fondant?
depends on the skin... for a white baby, use a the tiniest bit of ivory and a bit of pink. For a white adult, use a bit of ivory and if you feel it needs it, add some pink. You don't want to turn it yellowish, so use very sparingly. Fimo has a good chart on how to achieve different skin tones.
Thanks Shockolata. What is Fimo? I am rather new to all this, so still have to learn a lot :)
Interesting to know! Thank you.