I am doing a wedding cake and the client has requested fall leaves on it. I plan on making them out of gumpaste. Any suggestions on how to colour it to make the leaves look real.
Any suggestions would be helpful.
I like to do my leaves solid yellow and/or red then brush on colored dusts for a varying effect. If you don't want to put in that much effort then you can just take several different color pastes and marble together.
i do mine like peg818... except .. i use white chocolate clay.. yummy...got to do some next week end.
hey Amycat, welcome to CC! Here's another forum post that covered the making of fall gumpaste leaves... I think tonedna's at the bottom are incredible. You might get some additional ideas from this:
[i]I make mine with various leaf cutters/veiners; no particular preference. I used a mix of fondant/gumpaste, in fall colors, dried and used several colors of petal/luster dusts to achieve to finished colors..
edited to say.. it's in my photos..