I am trying to color gumpaste a pale pinkish-nudeish color. I tried a small amount of pink with a tad of copper and it's too peachy. What am I missing? Has anyone tried making this color?
You could try Ivory with Peach and/or Pale Pink, Copper has too much red in it.
when i make pale colors i make a tiny amount of each color that i will mix -- for example color a small blob of gum paste in an ivory and then one in pink -- same for any medium, buttercream, fondant, etc. then take a teensy dit dot off each of those to combine and mix into your blob of paste or bowl of icing to get the pale colors -- it's hard to use full strength color to go pale -- there's no room for adjustment/improvement -- so start out with already diluted color and it will go a little better for you
Thank you both for the help. I will try it again using ivory and pink.
you could probably use a tad bit of the stuff you made into a new blob kwim maybe plus the ivory
If you don't have Ivory- just use a pinch of Brown. :)
When I mix up a 'flesh tone' color I use pink, peach and a touch of brown.
I have ivory. The bridesmaids dresses are mismatched soft tones of nude to pale pink. Surely whatever I come up with Will match one of them!
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