Color Dust / Powdered Food Color (Gumpaste Flowers)

Decorating By LeckieAnne Updated 11 Aug 2009 , 3:20pm by LeckieAnne

LeckieAnne Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 3:46am
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I would like to color some cornflower blue gumpaste flowers yellow in the centers. I really need it to be quite bright if possible. Anyone familiar with CK Powdered Food Colors and/or Globalsugarart's color dusts?

Will those color over cornflower blue gumpaste flowers (they're rather dark blue).

I actually wanted to make yellow flowers and brush them with the cornflower blue - but I can't find that color in any powders, and regular blue just doesn't work at all. It's for a wedding - canary yellow and cornflower blue.

Thanks, in advance, for your help!!

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Texas_Rose Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 3:56am
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Is there a way you could add a white or yellow center to the flower and dust or paint it? You can usually deepen a light color but it's hard to lighten a dark color.

Also, if the flowers will not be eaten, you can use grated chalk as petal dust icon_biggrin.gif I bought a set of 50 artists chalk sticks at Hobby Lobby for $5 and they work great for dusts.

LeckieAnne Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 4:08am
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I've tried the chalk - but the color just isn't intense enough. I have blue powdered color - which covers the yellow nicely - but it's not cornflower and doesn't look right at all.

I was hoping the yellow might be intense enough to cover the blue up some. I thought about trying yellow royal icing and brushing the color up from the centers kinda' like brush embroidery - but wasn't sure how that would work.

peg818 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 11:30am
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try Beth has the most intense and true colors i have ever used. Unfortunately the computer screen doesn't do justice to her colors. Call her she will help you out with the color you are trying to achieve.

LeckieAnne Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:54pm
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Oh, thank you Peg - I will call her right away.

peg818 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 3:08pm
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you do realize that you can mix powdered colors to achieve the color you want. You also can layer them i like to start with light and go to dark, but doing it the other way will give you a different look. Most of the flowers in my pictures are down with beths colors and layered like i describe

LeckieAnne Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 3:20pm
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I do. I mixed some blues and puruples to match the silk hydranges she bought, and they looked great. But she really wants them to match her wedding colors - no purple - and just wants the cornflower blue and yellow even though it's not really the natural coloring.

Thanks for all your help! I am going to order some yellow and blue coloring from the site you sent me and give those a try!

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