Safari Themed Cake Coloring Questions

Decorating By kimmyboo925 Updated 2 Dec 2009 , 9:35pm by sugarmommy83

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kimmyboo925 Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 9:14pm
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Hi guys... I have a safari themed cake for this weekend... its 4 high... basic zebra, cheeta, giraffe, and lepord.... now my question is... I have to make the fondat colored... for the giraffe... I just cant even think of what color to use...

and also how do you make buttercream gray???

Attached is the cake I am going to be trying to replicate.. if its your cake... thank you.. I dont know where I found it.. lol

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cylstrial Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 9:29pm
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For the gray, just put a little bit of black in with the white and it will turn gray. You may want to add more black depending on how dark you want the gray to be.

The giraffe is just yellow and brown. I would say probably use a buttercup yellow or something similar.

It's a very cute cake! Good luck!

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sugarmommy83 Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 9:35pm
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You can get grey buttercream by adding black colour to your white buttercream. It may take some time to get the right intensity you're looking for but that's the way I do it. As for your giraffe, on the jungle theme cake I did I used the ivory colour gel by wilton for the base, and a combination of brown gel and the ivory gel colour for the spots. Start of slow and add the colours to create the intensity you want. Good luck, I'm sure it will look great!!! Jungle themed cakes are so much fun!

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