Mixing Dusts With Ps Or Cornstarch *watch Video*

Decorating By wrightway777 Updated 19 Aug 2009 , 2:51pm by wrightway777

wrightway777 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:29am
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I just noticed that Cake Alchemy combines either PF or corstarch (not familiar with that yellow brand box) with their dusts. Does anyone else do this and why?

http://www.wetv.com/video/31831393001/building-the-perfect-display-cake

My SWAG is that it produces a lighter softer shade?

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Doug Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:38am
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if you step through it frame by frame, you'll see your theory is correct.

she uses a very intense dark pink dust and then use the PS or cornstarch (probably Agro brand) to make a pastel shade of pink

white (the ps or cornstarch) + any color = pastel.

would save lots on buying dusts.

just get a few basic intense colors and then create the shade you need.


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why oh why is it always PINK icon_cry.gif and never purple?

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ps -- define "my swag" please

BlakesCakes Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 3:29am
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Yep, you lighten colors by adding CS. I'd personally avoid using PS because it will get sticky if it gets wet, ruining a smooth finish.

I've done it with CS and it works well.

Some decorators buy only large containers of basic (primary) colors and then custom mix other colors, adding CS to tone them down.

HTH
Rae

redpanda Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 4:19am
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Originally Posted by Doug



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ps -- define "my swag" please




I'm not sure, but here's some possibilities from theFreeDictionary:
http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/SWAG

wrightway777 Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 2:51pm
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Thanks Doug! Yep its CS alright I just so happened watched a DVRed ACE of Cakes and they were using Agro. What a great idea for intense colors! Thanks so much I literally am about to put in an order at GSA today and needed to get a bunch.
Oh...trouble with Pink? Try adding a little blue - see if that helps.

Redpanda/Doug - yep its the first on the list. icon_wink.gif

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