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    Default need food coloring help (cookie ladies...help!)

    I am tinting prebought icing. I have red, yellow, green ,and blue food coloring. I need to make a color similar to my kiddo's caucasian skin color. (they're making ginger bread people and what my plan is to do is:

    Gingerbread shaped cutters
    fleshy colored icing
    colored jimmies for hair (i found some cheap at sugarcraft.com in colors real similar to my kids hair.)
    colored non-pariels
    misc candies and sugars for decorating with
    and other colors of frosting to make outlines etc for clothing etc, and for writing their names on the "shirts"

    but for all my efforts the color isn't comming out right. what color combo gets a fleshy color?

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    the icing color is vanilla. and though most people compare me to casper the ghost (unless i am in the sun then i start out as blinding reflective and turn to resembling the color of a lobster, lol) I need a tan BAD...oops, off on another direction...steer back to the point missy...what was it?? oh the vanilla is sort of white/ecru ish, but i need to tint it some. Anyone able to help?

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    Maybe a few drops of orange with a drop of yellow?? I think that would make a light peach.

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    LOL I was just thinking........... If you have the basic box liquid food color kit you won't have orange. Duh on me! Then try red with yellow

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    I know I've seen color wheels online for mixing frosting.... a quick Google search came up with this page: http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/co...ixingchart.htm

    Down near the bottom it mentions mixing red with green in buttercream to get a flesh color. (?? I guess the buttercream must have a yellow tint.)

    HTH!

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    missy,

    I have used very light peach/orange or light pink for skin color as well. The key, I think, is to add a minimal amount-I use a toothpick to just add a drop-mix well and see if you need to add more. Now I use an actual "flesh-tone" food coloring that I get online. Good luck and post pictures!!!

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