How To Get A Sage Green Color?

Decorating By madicakes Updated 25 Sep 2006 , 11:55pm by madicakes

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madicakes Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 9:08pm
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What color gel would you recommend I use to get sage green?
Thanks!
Hope

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peajay66 Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 9:33pm
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Maybe start with Wilton's Juniper or Willow and lighten or darken as needed?

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dodibug Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 9:34pm
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I think the Americolor avacodo looks pretty close but you can pm ColorBoy (the Americolor rep) and he'll be able to give you a definative answer.

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Brendansmum Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 9:39pm
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I second the Wilton Juniper, I used it on my shamrock bridal shower cake. Looks like sage to me! I think Wilton sells it in a set with three other colors. Buttercup Yellow, Delphinium Blue and Rose I believe.

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mkerton Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 9:43pm
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ok I learned this through trial and error but if you look at my puppy shower cake I think that is kind of sage green...anyway it started out pink and I decided the cake had too much pink so I added leaf green to the pink a bit at a time until I got the color green I was looking for........

Wilton Juniper is also pretty sage, but if you dont have that, try mixing a bit of red (ie pink) with some leaf green.

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dsoutherngirl Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 9:49pm
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I used Wilton Juniper and a touch of Wilton Moss green for my sage colored Dogwood cake.

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mkerton Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by dsoutherngirl

I used Wilton Juniper and a touch of Wilton Moss green for my sage colored Dogwood cake.




That cake you referred to was just stunning! While I was checking out your cakes I noticed I have one or two of your cakes in my favorites. I do think your sage was more sage than mine.

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dsoutherngirl Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 10:21pm
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Thank you, mkerton!

I don't know..it still wasn't as "sage" as I wanted but I do think the moss helped a bit.

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dsoutherngirl Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 10:24pm
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mkerton..speaking of that..I love, love love your pink cake with the ganache. I added it to my favorites last week. The contrast of colors is sooo pretty. thumbs_up.gif

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mkerton Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 10:26pm
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thank you....its one of my favorite color combos right now...thinking of doing a baby blue and ganache cake at some point...saw the combo of colors on HGTV on a couch lol!

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dsoutherngirl Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 11:45pm
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Ha! Sounds good! I do that too. I even saw a candle the other day and thought hmm..that would make a good cake, I think. icon_lol.gif

As a matter of fact, your dark ganache would go great with mint green and pale yellow and peach...Hey..get to work and show us the pics!!!! icon_twisted.gif

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jenncowin Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 11:53pm
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I agree that the Americolor Avocado will do the trick. You can use the Wilton Willow (a bit at a time until you get the color you desire) or you can use the leaf green and a bit of brown.

Hope this helps!

Jenn

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madicakes Posted 25 Sep 2006 , 11:55pm
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Thank you everyone! Great suggestions. I'll try each of them on some practice icing and see which gives me the color I want. thanks bunches icon_smile.gif

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