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Topic Title: Leather color for fondant
Created On Saturday December 04, 2010 7:54 PM
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sckenner
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Posted: Saturday December 04, 2010 7:54 PM

I am making a cake to look like a book. The book I am going by has a redish leather color to it. I cannot seem to get the right color combination right to make it look like the real thing. I have uploaded a picture of the book I am using. Can anyone help?

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BlackWidowNor
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Posted: Sunday December 05, 2010 9:25 AM
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Start with brown as that is the basic color. Slowly add a bit of red - preferably a dark red (almost brick). I say go slowly as what you might end up doing is coloring the icing brown, letting it sit to allow it to darken, then adding a bit of red, allow it to darken, adding a bit more, etc... until you get the color you want.
 
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SHERRI71373
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Posted: Sunday December 05, 2010 9:33 PM

I tried to make a leather look with fondant and it turned out ok...I tinted brown until I had a little lighter than the base color that wanted then added streaks of brown and black, blended until it looked like worn leather. didn't have a marbled look but had the multi tone look of older leather. Hope this helps
 
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