Gumpaste Roses With Petal Dust?

Decorating By chleonard Updated 30 Oct 2007 , 2:35pm by chleonard

chleonard Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 1:59pm
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if i make gumpaste roses with white gumpaste, can i use petal dust to color them later? i want to start making them for a cake coming up, but the customer is not sure what color she wants...
also, any suggestions where to purchase petal dust?

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jmt1714 Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 4:35pm
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yes, but it gets harder to get the color in the center bits really well. I tend to do mine in stages (I work with white gumpaste, but I do a few rosw, let those dry, dust them, then do the remaining rows, let dry , dust them.

Most of the flowers in my pictures are done this way.

I use pastel chalks (non-toxic) from Michaels that I grind with my microplane.

chleonard Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 2:35pm
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your flowers are beautiful!
how did you get such deep colors?

that is a great idea to use chalk!
do you steam it to set the colors?

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