Skin tones

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    hi,
    what would be the best colors to use to get skintones in terms of shades ? brands?
    and is there a way to get it besides trail and error?
    thank you :)
     
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    I use Fat Daddio fondant and gum paste. I first mix a batch of 50/50 fondant to gum paste.

    I use Americolor gel paste

    Then I mix each color individually.

    Then I mix the individual colors together to create a flesh tone.

    Figurine: 50/50 fondant to gum paste

    Flesh tone fondant

    100% pink fondant 2 oz

    50% green fondant 1 oz

    25% yellow fondant .5 oz

    12.5% light blue fondant .25 oz
     
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    thank you ! can you please add a picture so i can see how it turns out?
     
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    Im glad you understood that..........I was reading it as a makeup question!
     
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    I don’t have a photo of my nieces
    I don’t post pictures of my cakes on the Internet.

    The brand fondant you use will make a difference since the whiteness varies dramatically by brand. Some fondants are cream colored; some are bright white; still others are a dull white.

    While every baker has their own formula for creating flesh tone, you will have to tweak it based on the brand fondant you use.

    I forgot to add that you will need to mix some white into the colors above. The amount of white depends on the color you want. After mixing the colors above, then work in a little white at a time. Also, remember that to achieve the best look, you will need to use luster dust to highlight and contour the figurines. If you leave it plain, it will look flat.
     
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    thank you so much @Norcalbaker59 !!! i've tried your suggestions and it worked great!
     
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    well, i don't know about you but i wouldn't have posted a makeup question in a baking forum... common sense i guess... have a lovely holiday !!! :)
     
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    Glad it worked for you. When I first learned this color blend I was wary. But found it really does produce great skin tones.
     
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    You never know. Theres been some really weird questions on here.
    And you weren't specific about anything, so I was giving the benefit of doubt.
     
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