I need to make some deep red gumpaste roses for a wedding cake (my first one, and boy am I SUPER nervous). Can I just add some black color to red color and get the deep red, or do I just keep adding red until it gets dark enough? Will using just red ever give me a deep enough red, and what can I do if I run out of red gel? If I have to use a liquid color with the gumpaste, can I just add some more powdered sugar or something to it if it changes the texture?
Sorry about all the questions, but I really want this cake to turn out nice!
Are you using a premade gumpaste? if you are add as much red as you dare, then use petal dusts to deepen the color.
If you are making your own gumpaste, I use a whole jar of super red (americolor) and omit some of the water. Then i use burgandy petal dust to deepen the color more.
Any time that i have added black to red it ends up looking dirty to me.
Don't worry too much about how deep you get the red. After you flowers are finished and dry you can add petal dust or airbrush more color on.
Airbrush for me. Puts a nice sheen on them as well.....that I didn't realize turned matte after a few days! So some luster dust afterwards...bee-yoo-tiful!
so I guess you will be using my airbrush???? lmbo