Light Gray And Light Tan Fondant To?

Decorating By Declansmama Updated 20 Aug 2013 , 1:52am by Elcee

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Declansmama Posted 19 Aug 2013 , 8:45pm
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Hi! I am having trouble getting light gray and tan colors. When I mix a little black color or fondant in to my  white fondant I end up with a purple (ish) fondant instead of pretty light gray. Same with tan. Mixing brown into white seems to give me a weird color... not a light tan. I am stressed over this! Thanks for any help you can give :-)

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bsy bug Posted 19 Aug 2013 , 9:14pm
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Best way I found to get a light gray is to mix a tiny bit of pre-made (purchased) black fondant with white fondant and/or gumpaste.  Light tan, you can try the same technique with chocolate fondant.  Good luck.  I found that some black gels tend to have a purple tint, hence the outcome you are getting.

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btrsktch Posted 19 Aug 2013 , 9:25pm
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AGrey - add brown Tan - add green

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howsweet Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 12:25am
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I'd switch brands. A little black should make a light grey.

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Elcee Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 1:52am
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I have no trouble getting a nice gray by adding a little black to my white Fondarific fondant. For tan, I would do as bsy bug says and mix chocolate and white. I've had terrible outcomes with brown food color, regardless of the brand but get a beautiful ivory by adding some real vanilla extract.

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