Need Help Mixing Colors To Make Coral Coloring For Gum Paste Flowers

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dweddings Posted 13 Apr 2015 , 10:06pm
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I need to mix colors to make coral gum paste flowers & to outline white flowers. Have not been able to find gel or paste coral color. Does anyone know what colors I would need to mix my own coral coloring?   I would also use  petal or luster dust to make coral to paint the flowers. Thank you for any help you can give me.

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BakerBlackCat Posted 13 Apr 2015 , 10:15pm
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I find this post from to be very helpful when I don't have a specific gel paste in my collection.  (Like when I was trying to match a baby shower invitation...)

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Apr 2015 , 10:52pm
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coral could be yellow + red

or pink + yellow + a tad of red

or yellow + orange

or peach + red

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Julie7349 Posted 10 May 2016 , 12:11am
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I had the same struggle recently. Wilton terracotta gel paste icing color makes a really nice coral color. Just start out little by little until you get the coral shade you want. Also I had some plain white gumpaste roses that I wanted to tint Coral as well. I was able to achieve that after a lot of struggle. And what I ended up doing was three colors. I did a base coat of CK products cream colored petal dust all over the entire Rose. And then I did a mixture of CK products petal dust of apricot and old Rose petal dust. And I got a really nice Coral color.

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