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what colors can i mix to make the color brown?

I have yellow, orange, pink, red, violet, royal blue, leaf green, and black. I'm mixing them for the right fondant color.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Feb. 10, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Maybe orange and black? I always have trouble getting a nice brown color by mixing other colors together. It always comes out too gray-ish. Good luck!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Orange and yellow makes brown
    LadyEb

    Answer by LadyEb at 7:20 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • lol Orange and yellow make yellow-orange.

    Start with a dark green or mix yellow and blue. Add orange or bright red (the same amount that you used for green). Then add very small amounts of black until you get the desired shade.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • From http://www.baking911.com/decorating/tinting.htm:   Mix red and green to get brown....or use cocoa powder worked into your fondant.


    BTW, that's an excellent site for any future questions!  I'm going to bookmark it for myself.

    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 8:12 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • red/yellow/blue OR red/green OR blue/orange OR yellow/purple
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • orange green and black i think, just be careful and do a little at a time. that or orange and the green, assuming its darker already.

    i just bought brown color for fondant... its only 1.50 at hobby lobby.
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 10:22 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Colors opposite on the color wheel will make brown
    alinker

    Answer by alinker at 11:39 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • alinker is right - opposite colors make brown
    red and green
    blue and orange
    yellow and purple
    PrttyMstng

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 9:50 AM on Feb. 11, 2010

  • You should make your fondant out of chocochips and it will be brown. If you want a lighter brown, use the Wilton brown color gel in white fondant. I also make my black fondant with chocolate fondant and put the black color in. It doesnt take as much b/c it's already brown.
    forevermom75

    Answer by forevermom75 at 1:52 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

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