Ombré Cupcakes - Icing Colour

Decorating By EBakes_Syd Updated 25 Nov 2019 , 5:11pm by -K8memphis

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EBakes_Syd Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 9:19am
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Hi, I need help replicating these colours. Is it best to create the darker colour first then add icing to it to lighten it each shade? It’s also for cupcakes so I was planning to ice the first colour, add more icing into it to lighten and then continue on for the remaining shades. Is this the best way to do it?

Also having trouble working out a colour mix to match. I’m thinking pink, red and brown? Any advice is greatly appreciated.Ombré Cupcakes - Icing Colour

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SandraSmiley Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 4:45pm
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Personally, I would do it the other way around, start with the lightest color and add more color for each darker color....don't have a particular reason why.  This does appear to be pink with a little bit of brown.  The darkest shade almost appears to have a touch of blue???

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kakeladi Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 6:42pm
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I also would do as Sandra said.   It looks to me to be shades of mauve - especially the 2nd from left......the 2ns darkest one.

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louglou Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 10:26pm
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I would start with the darkest colour just so you know you’ve got the correct shade. Then add your uncoloured buttercream in to lighten it. 

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-K8memphis Posted 25 Nov 2019 , 5:11pm
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