Gumpaste Flower Colors Fading?

Decorating By Lenore Updated 18 Nov 2008 , 6:58pm by mbt4955

Lenore Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 11:12pm
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Hi, Every time I make gum paste flowers (wilton's ready to use GP) the colors fade so readily in the sunlight. In a matter of minutes! I have used wilton colors and americolors and neither seems superior to the other. Does anyone have a way to prevent the colors in GumPaste from fading? I would appreciate your help.

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Lenore Posted 17 Nov 2008 , 12:12am
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BTW... I realize this probably has been asked several times before yet there is nothing coming up in the forum search!! icon_smile.gif

bashini Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 12:08pm
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Do not keep them in direct sunlight!

mbt4955 Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 6:58pm
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I brush my gumpaste flowers with petal dust and steam them to set. Granted they aren't sitting in the sun, but I have some that are 2 1/2 years old from my daughter's wedding and they still look great.

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