Originally Posted by mustang1964
I really just want to get a nice color. I am making gumpaste roses which is a first for me and thought if I could come close to the color and then finish it off with petal dust to intensify the color it would be nice. It is also suppose to match a fondant ribbon going around the cake. I wouldn't be worried so much but I don't know how to get everything to match.
I read somewhere (here?) that ground up chalk works. It seems that chalk is "edible", it's just not something I would want to eat.
At the very least it is food safe. And as my DD points out, it has to be because kids use it and they love to eat stuff.
I bought some Crayola chalk to experiment with while I learn how to make and paint gumpaste flowers. After I get the technique down, I'll look for other other stuff. There were deep colors, but not Crayola and very pricey. So I'm saving that for later.