I need to get this stupid gumpaste fuschia! That's it, not mauve, purple, pink/orange........just fuschia. I am going cuukies here. I have used eletric purple, electric pink, rose pink and have finished and added and I get crappy colors not fuschia. I've searched google and all I end up with magenta dust stuff. Can anyone for the love of Pete help me? I would love you till the end and be so grateful, just help me. I've already gone through 2 lbs of gumpaste. Pleeeeeeeeaaaase!
You made need to buy a few colors of dust and mix them to get the color you want. I had to do a wedding cake with some wild colors and I ended up having to experiment until I got the color I needed.
I've never used powdered coloring for gumpaste. Is it the same as petal/luster dust? Is that what you mean? I am losing it and have to make some flowers this week if I can't find it I'm just going to have to buy silk flowers......booooohoooo.
I found this post, hope it helps.
I mixed Wilton Rose color and just a TINY bit of Wilton Violet. I actually made my fondant with the Rose, then I took about two or three tablespoons of Crisco and mixed a little Violet into it. Then I used that colored Crisco to rub all over my hands as I kneaded the fondant. It added just enough purple, plus I could add as much or as little as necessary without changing the color of the fondant too much. It turned out to be a great technique for me.
I had to make fuschia just a couple of weeks ago and also was frustrated with it. If I had to do it again, I would start with a very light purple and then add hot pink or rose to it. Try adding color to small pieces of gumpaste until you get the color you want. Also, have something next to you that is the color you want. You start to go googly-eyed after a while and can't tell what color you have created so you need a comparison to keep going back to.
you may not have time now.. but americolor has fushia.. in the future. hth
I have to agree with Misdawn...I used Wilton's Rose with a tiny tiny bit of violet and got the fuschia I needed
Guys, thanks a million for your responses. Yesterday I was so upset and my hands are still red/pink of all the coloring. I went to Michael's to see if I should just buy the fuschia lillies but the color didn't convince me and each flower was 9.99. Ok add that up this cake is huge it serves 350 people. So all I needed was fuschia to make the lillies myself....yeah I know, but I have to start somewhere. Since it's not a paid cake, my husband asked me for this favor for one of his god daughters......and I gave him a list of things I was and wasn't even going to use, to have stuff I knew I was going to need in the future. lol I know but hey, I figured take advantage of the man, right since it's a real BIG favor. Well sorry for all of that but I will go down to the cake store in the next town and find Americolor Fuschia.