Petal Dust?

Decorating By sugarcheryl Updated 8 Apr 2009 , 1:51pm by bakingatthebeach

sugarcheryl Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 11:42am
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Can you use alcohol with petal dust?

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zoraya Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 11:52am
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I don't think you're supposed to. Its just for "dusting" flowers, etc. HTH

ngfcake Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 12:15pm
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I've seen people doing it (included Alan Dunn). Even the flowers that have some spots in it are painted with alcohol+dust. Another way is dissolving a little powder in cacao butter to paint on the cakes.


sugarcheryl Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 6:12pm
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Thanks. I was just wondering if it would deepen the color for flowers. I know I can use it dry. I did a red and it's not deep enough.

ngfcake Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 6:15pm
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You could try in some spare gumpaste. You have to get the right amount of powder + alcohol (otherwise it could not be as uniform as you'd like)

bakingatthebeach Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 1:51pm
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Another thing you can try is nontoxic chalk. I got an assortment of 48 at Michaels for about $4. Every color imaginable and I used a tiny grater and shaved it into dust. It worked great. Used it in the center of my orchids. I havnt tried to add alcohol to the chalk though but have with the petal dust and it works fine.

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