In Panic Mode Over Hot Pink

Decorating By Tomoore Updated 31 Jul 2009 , 7:19pm by dogwood

Tomoore Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 12:35pm
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I am doing a cupcake tower this weekend. The colors are black, hot/bold pink (nothing soft or muted), and silver. Each cupcake is to have a hot pink star, dipped in sanding sugar, and a metallic silver initial in the center of the star. I cut out all of my stars last night and got up this morning to spray it with the "Electric Pink" airbrush color I bought yesterday. The problem is that there is nothing "electric" about it! ...and it has this irritating red hue to it. I was really looking for almost a neon pink that I coul tone done (a tad) with pearl. The cupcake tower is to be covered in satin ...so I was trying to make the stars and the 6" cake that will sit on top, consistent with the satiny look. icon_sad.gif Help. Any ideas of how to achieve a rich, bright pink/magenta. I got a call from the client that a magazine will be at this event and really need this to be a phenomenal display. (Can you sense my anxiety? lol). Thanks for any help. -T

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yvettehooley Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 12:43pm
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There are a brand of pastes called Americolor they have a hot electric pink colour. It tends to do the trick for me.

Tomoore Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 5:56pm
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Thanks Yvette. That is the electric pink that I was working with. When I sprayed it on the gumpaste, it looked like a very muted red. icon_sad.gif I was saved by hot pink sanding sugar. So the stars look good. I'm thinking i'll be fine, too, with the top tier. Guess I was just in panic mode.

dogwood Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 7:19pm
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I just bought Americolor's Shocking Pink yesterday but I haven't used it yet so I can't tell you exactly what it looks like yet.

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