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Coloring White Gumpaste Roses

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi,
Is it possible or how would you - take a white gumpaste rose and make it into an eggplant color? I can't find a spray that is this colour. Is there any hope or would I have to make the roses with the eggplant gumpaste?

Thanks
post #2 of 8
You can "paint" them by hand. Mix petal dust(in the color you need) with some vodka or lemon extract and paint them.
post #3 of 8
LeeBD is right! I love to do it that way. Gives me more control over the color effects, more realistic looking. icon_biggrin.gif
Johnica
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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Neat! I didn't know that you could do that icon_smile.gif Good to know! So you just use a little paint brush (obviously just for this purpose icon_wink.gif ) ? Do you have to use lemon extract or can you use any extract?
post #5 of 8
I use vodka icon_smile.gif
Johnica
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post #6 of 8
You can also use the eggplant petal dust and dry dust it on and when finished steam them. It sets the color and will look great. I do that with all of my flowers.

Like this one, or the sunflower wedding cake in my gallery.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1472020/first-official-cake
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Myra
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Thanks,

Myra
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post #7 of 8
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I didn't know that you could get a solid color from petal dust. Do you have to use half a bottle on each though to get it that dark?

On a side note WOW your sunflower wedding cake is AMAZING!!!! icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 8
The cake I linked you to was the very first cake I decorated.

It has Hydrangeas that are made with white gumpaste then colored with petal dust (eggplant) and steamed to set the color. I believe I used 2 or 3 containers of petal dust to color these but if you start with a gumpaste that is tinted close to what you want you will use less petal dust.

That is what I did on the Sunflowers, I started with a light yellow gumpaste and add layers of different colors of petal dust to get the effect I wanted. I bought a DVD from Sharon Zambito that shows the technique that I used on the sunflowers.

Thanks for the compliments on the wedding cake. This cake has turned out to be my favorite so far.
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Myra
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Myra
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