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asked August 11th 2012

Pale Coffee Coloured Fondant

Hello everyone, I am trying to achieve a pale latte coloured fondant.  Does anyone know how I can achieve this?

It is similar to this cake…

 

Does anyone have any advice?!

Thanks!

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Hello everyone, I am trying to achieve a pale latte coloured fondant.  Does anyone know how I can achieve this?

It is similar to this cake…

 

Does anyone have any advice?!

Thanks!

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What about trying a small amount of paprika/flesh or even a small amount of brown

Hope you manage to get an answer to solve the problem.

 

 

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Thank you – I will definitely try both ideas.  Fingers crossed!  Thanks again.

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Equal amounts of red and green makes brown, while orange and green makes a tan brown. Adding yellow to the mix will make a warm brown. Might be worth experimenting with these colours until you get the shade you want. I find ivory or cream coloured fondant take to the warmer colours better than white. Try also mixing some brown and ivory fondant together rather than too many gel colours which will eventually make your icing sticky and unworkable. Hope this helps.

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Thank you so much for your excellent suggestions.  I think I will try the mixture of brown and ivory fondant to begin with.  I’m very excited to begin trying now.  Thanks everyone and happy baking!

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Hi Sunbird

Suddenly had a thought, if you’re making a large quantity of your colour and you are going to mix brown and cream together you will need to ensure you get the right colour for each cake in case you  run out. If you have 1 kilo of ivory or cream and you add brown to it, make sure you know the amount of brown you are adding by weighing it. So if you have 250gm of brown and use a part of that, weigh it first before combining with the ivory/cream, weigh each bit of brown you add to the  1k of fondant until you achieve the colour you want. Keep a record of what you’ve weighed, if you run out of your colour,you’ll know how to make the exact match again, and all your cakes will be the same shade.

Hope this makes sense.

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I think maybe a tiny touch of dark brown and cream or ivory I like Miwl idea tho of weighing

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I bought  ready made teddy brown sugarpaste and added ivory ready made sugarpaste, do it in batches and then combine all the batches and knead till it is all well combined making sure you have enough as it will be very difficult to match if you run out.This colour is  what i was asked for  when i did  an engagement cake and it looked lovely. it is fiddly and time consuming but the end reuslt is well worth it, Hope this is of help …..