I am making gp daisies for a cake for this weekend, and they are giving me grief. They are supposed to be really bright crazy daisies, but it's not going so well. I'm having a hard time getting the gum paste colored bright enough, and then they lighten A LOT as they dry. I have to make tons of them, in six different colors. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
When I say they lighten a lot, well it's real frustrating! I made some in really bright orange, and by the time they dried they were a really light pastel!!!!
Can you paint them afterwards? Or airbrush them? Sorry, I'm new to GP also!
Where are you letting them dry? They really need to stay out of bright light and sunlight. I put mine in a dark closet covered and I don't really have any problems with them getting light as they dry. I still have dark red fondant roses from over a month ago that are as dark as when I originally made them but I keep them out of bright light.
tracycakes offers great advice. Light is gp's enemy. However, brushing them with dusts, or airbrushing them also works.
they're just drying out on the counter. i covered them. but really, they lightened pretty drastically just in the first 30 minutes of drying. I may try brushing them with and see if that brightens them up a bit. I just have no idea...