How Do I Get Brown

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CakeCrystals Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 2:27pm
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I'm making a male torso cake and he needs to be brown. Trouble is that I'm out of brown gel color. I'm using red, blue, and yellow to get brown. My first sample came out perfect, but when I tried to make a larger batch, it's coming out kind of green. Should I be using equal amounts, or use less blue. Please help.

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Susan0614 Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 4:40pm
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Honestly I would take the time to make a trip to the store for brown color gel.  Consistency is important and even if you get the color you want the first time you may need more and end up with something different.

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 5:01pm
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If its coming out green add more red.

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 5:40pm
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ADo you have any ivory?

Ivory makes really great flesh tone

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LaurenLuLu Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 12:02am
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Cocoa powder or melted chocolate?

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 5:34pm
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I'd suggest ground cinnamon and cloves, but I don't think I will suggest that (or at least suggest it by itself), because enough to get a real brown would also produce a very spicy taste (and probably wouldn't be healthy to eat, either)

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