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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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FranDanFranDan Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
I am about to attempt to sculpt a 'Beaver' out of marzipan to go ontop of a cake for a scout leader's Birthday.

It needs to be brown in colour - hopefully two tone - and was wondering which would be the best way to create it. You can't seem to buy brown colouring, so I was wondering if I should attempt to mix my own using yellow, red and blue colourings or to melt down cofffe granules?? I think the marzipan I've got is a very pale yellow... haven't checked.

What would you good people advise??
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  • catzninecatznine Forumite
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    You could mix the food colourings you have but have you thought of trying cocoa powder - would taste yummy (choc marzipan) try on a small piece first.
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  • elonaelona Forumite
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    Cocoa powder , chocolate or milk shake liquid in chocolate flavour:confused:
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  • FranDanFranDan Forumite
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    I hadn't thought of coco powder!!:doh: Will go and have a play now and see if I can get it to blend in. Had been aprehensive about adding any liquid to it incause it went stoggy and sticky.

    Will report back;)

    Thanks.
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  • ChippsChipps Forumite
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    Agree cocoa powder is best for nice rich brown, although you did say you wanted 2 shades of brown. Just a suggestion (as I've not tried this) but what about drinking chocolate powder for a different shade?
  • FranDanFranDan Forumite
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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. On opening the fridge to retrieve the marsipan it appeared to have changed into fondent icing!!:rolleyes: None the less I warmed it and added drinking choc (had run out of coco pwdr) varying the amount for two different shades.

    It's worked a treat!! My beaver looks great:p ...

    Now I've just got to work out how to get writing onto the fondent icing without it running.....:o

    Thanks again.... knew you wouldn't let me down!!
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    Don't suppose you could take a picture and post it? I want to see it! :T
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  • elonaelona Forumite
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    I would like to see it too :j
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  • FranDanFranDan Forumite
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    aahhh, shucks i'd be too embarassed:o - you may all thinks it's [email="cr@p"]c[email protected][/email] LOL!
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