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How do you get gray fondant? I tried mixing white Satin Ice fondant with Black fondant (Duff Goldman) and it came out a taupe/brownish color not at all gray.  So I tried mixing wilton black food color into white fondant and I got a blueish color.  I am so confused.  I just wanted a light gray.  Help please 

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I've mixed Squires Kitchen Black paste color with white fondant and got light grey.

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Hi there, you can start off with a light blue colour fondant and add a touch of black. That way the colour shouldn't fade too or turn into another colour altogether. I used that method on the elephant and hippo with one of my recent cakes.

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Google color wheel, colors opposite to each other neutralize!

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Hi there, you can start off with a light blue colour fondant and add a touch of black. That way the colour shouldn't fade too or turn into another colour altogether. I used that method on the elephant and hippo with one of my recent cakes.


THIS !!!!   start off with blue first - makes a much nicer grey and it doesn't get those pink or green undertones depnding on what black you use.

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post #6 of 16

Add a small amount of black to white and then a tiny dab of yellow coloring, the yellow cancels out the purple/blue tint that black gives.

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I've had to add yellow, too...to off set the purple tint I got from using Wilton black.  It was kind of a PITA...but just do it slow and steady. 

 

Like the above poster said, look at the color wheel and add the opposite color of which your grey has tints of. 

 

If at all possible, do your color checks in natural light. 

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Black satin ice fondant..to white fondx....never have any color issues as stated above.

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Thanks everyone - ended up using white and dusting with luster dust.  Turned out the perfect color and had the silvery look I was going after.  Will post pics soon.

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How do you get gray fondant? I tried mixing white Satin Ice fondant with Black fondant (Duff Goldman) and it came out a taupe/brownish color not at all gray.  So I tried mixing wilton black food color into white fondant and I got a blueish color.  I am so confused.  I just wanted a light gray.  Help please

 

 

 

Add some yellow not alot very little it will turn the blue gray.

post #11 of 16

I use just a tiny drop of Americolor black. If it gets too dark, add a little white. This won't work with Wilton--too much green undertone.

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I nixed my black food coloring from Wilton after my grey experience.  Americolor all the way!

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Add a small amount of black to white and then a tiny dab of yellow coloring, the yellow cancels out the purple/blue tint that black gives.

This is what I do.

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Thanks for the yellow tip, my grey always turns a pale blue.
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Thanks for the yellow tip, my grey always turns a pale blue.


I have trouble getting pale blue. How do you do that?

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