Best Place To Purchase Powdered Colours Online???

Decorating By janebrophy Updated 22 Apr 2008 , 10:44am by janebrophy

janebrophy Posted 20 Apr 2008 , 10:33pm
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I'm looking to buy powdered colours to paint with instead of blending in the paste. So far, I think Sugarcraft is the main supplier??? I can't seem to find anyone else who sells them? Anyone know if Sugarcraft is any good?

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janebrophy Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 4:32pm
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Does anyone use these powdered colours to paint gumpaste? Anyone??

BlueDevil Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 6:02pm
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Look at the Crystal Color line...accept no substitute!

janebrophy Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 8:36pm
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Thank-you so much! I really had no idea where to start! I'm going to order right away!!

suzted7 Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 8:53pm
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Wow.....$5 for 1/2 an ounce...that's pretty expensive!! icon_eek.gif

janebrophy Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 9:40pm
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They really are expensive! I wonder if they last longer than the paste colours? They are supposed to be much more vivid and realistic looking...I guess I'll find out! LOL!! icon_lol.gif / icon_cry.gif

Jayde Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 10:01pm
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I love the powdered colors for painting on cakes. Just mix with a little lemon extract, and paint away. I like to let mine sit for a few minutes for some of the extract to evaporate, so the color is a little thicker, that way I dont feel like I have to go over my lines more than once.

Go to and go to colors to look for the powdered colors. I bought the set, and then I bought a black and then a white to go with. They werent that expensive.

BlueDevil Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 10:52pm
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Originally Posted by suzted7

Wow.....$5 for 1/2 an ounce...that's pretty expensive!! icon_eek.gif

It's like buying 1/2 oz of Kryptonite! A little goes a very long way, and I have yet to have to replace a single color, and I make a fair amount of gumpaste flowers.

Look at the colors and compare with the other vendors. FDA approved (not just "safe"), MANY hard-to-get-colors, and it really does go a long way.

janebrophy Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 11:12pm
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Well, Blue Devil, I think you have me sold! They really do have an awesome selection of colours!

BlueDevil Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 1:26am
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Remember, a little goes a long way. I blot some onto a tissue with a soft brush and then brush it onto my gumpaste flowers. You can experiment with how much you use and how hard you press to get different effects.

janebrophy Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 1:32am
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They are a powder right? Do you ever mix them with extract and use them as a paint? I'm really anxious to try them, I find mixing colour into the gumpaste doesn't look realistic, but I'm nervous to use them the wrong way and waste them!

BlueDevil Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 9:38am
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I have mixed them with alcohol. It is a very different effect, and really good with their shimmer colors. I usually use them straight as a powder on my gumpaste right after I roll it out and cut it.

Hope that helps.

janebrophy Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 10:44am
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Thanks very much!

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