How Do I Color Gumpaste Pale Pinkish/nudeish Color?

Decorating By 4laynes Updated 11 Feb 2016 , 5:59pm by 4laynes

4laynes Posted 10 Feb 2016 , 1:57am
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I am trying to color gumpaste a pale pinkish-nudeish color.  I tried a small amount of pink with a tad of copper and it's too peachy.  What am I missing?  Has anyone tried making this color? 

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810whitechoc Posted 10 Feb 2016 , 9:57am
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You could try Ivory with Peach and/or Pale Pink, Copper has too much red in it.

-K8memphis Posted 10 Feb 2016 , 12:23pm
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when i make pale colors i make a tiny amount of each color that i will mix -- for example color a small blob of gum paste in an ivory and then one in pink -- same for any medium, buttercream, fondant, etc. then take a teensy dit dot off each of those to combine and mix into your blob of paste or bowl of icing to get the pale colors -- it's hard to use full strength color to go pale -- there's no room for adjustment/improvement -- so start out with already diluted color and it will go a little better for you

4laynes Posted 10 Feb 2016 , 5:33pm
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Thank you both for the help. I will try it again using ivory and pink.

-K8memphis Posted 10 Feb 2016 , 8:10pm
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you could probably use a tad bit of the stuff you made into a new blob kwim maybe plus the ivory

cakedout Posted 11 Feb 2016 , 3:18pm
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If you don't have Ivory- just use a pinch of Brown.  :) 

When I mix up a 'flesh tone' color I use pink, peach and a touch of brown.

4laynes Posted 11 Feb 2016 , 5:41pm
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I have ivory.  The bridesmaids dresses are mismatched soft tones of nude to pale pink.  Surely whatever I come up with Will match one of them!  

Also, where is the best place to get small petit four wrappers?  These flowers are going on 1" squares of cake.

-K8memphis Posted 11 Feb 2016 , 5:57pm
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i usually get them at my local cake deco store but i'm sure michael's, walmart and hobby lobby have them too if you are in the states

4laynes Posted 11 Feb 2016 , 5:59pm
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Oh yeah.  I'm a Tennessee girl!

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