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Need Help with Colors (Basketball Orange)

post #1 of 7
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Hello fellow Cakers...

Looking for help in mixing and getting the right color fondant for a basketball cake I am doing.

Does anyone have a link to a color chart or know what colors to mix to get that perfect shade of basketball orange?

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 7
I colored some fondant with copper, and used to much....and thats what it looked like to me. In my pics, there is a Bible cake, thats it, although pics dont shpw true color, you can still get an idea. Kinda terra cotta looking. You could always add a bit of orange to it, but not much...the color is real close already.
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post #3 of 7
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Thanks so much Bmoser...I do have some copper so that might work

Going to go try it on a small piece of fondant and see what I can come up with....just wasn't sure where to start LOL
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post #4 of 7
I used Wilton Copper for my basketball cookies - turned out good. The color looks way too light on the cap of the color but add enough and it turns darker. I actually textured my colored fondant by pressing that nubby non-slip shelf liner into the fondant when it was soft and it made the fondant look a little more like the real texture of a basketball.

Wilton supposedly makes a terracotta color (which one of their yearbooks recommends for a basketball) but I never could find it except to order it directly from Wilton - but the copper is widely available.
post #5 of 7
Americolor has a terracotta color that is perfect.
post #6 of 7
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Thank you all for the responses tonight will be fondant night...just me, a bottle of copper and about 3lbs of fondant!

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post #7 of 7
I did a basketball cake and used wilton orange and a tiny bit of wilton brown and it came out perfect!
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