How Do I Get Cornstarch Off My Gumpaste Flowers?

Decorating By Phyllis52 Updated 19 Oct 2009 , 11:16am by cylstrial

Phyllis52 Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 2:09pm
post #1 of 6

I just made a batch of different colored petunias with a silicone mold. They came out just beautiful and I brushed off most of the cornstarch, but how on earth do I get all of it on the darker colors? I dusted them a few times, but it still is in some cracks. I was afraid of doing it right after I molded them, but should I have?

Is there a special brush?

Thanks so much.


5 replies
stampinron Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 3:22pm
post #2 of 6

I hold them in a stream of steam (from my tea kettle). But do it quickly in bursts, so that the petals don't get too moist. Also dusting them in colored powders helps.

Phyllis52 Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 6:44pm
post #3 of 6

Great, thanks - didn't think about the steam or the dusting powders.

Cakepro Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 6:59pm
post #4 of 6

I just airbrush everything with straight vodka, and it whisks the cornstarch right off. Steaming works too.

Phyllis52 Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 10:36am
post #5 of 6

Vodka, huh? That's another idea - I'm going to try each one. (I have to admit I'm a little scared of steaming, I'm afraid I'll melt them).
I'm buying some dusting powder after work and am going to try all three ideas.

Thanks again.

cylstrial Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 11:16am
post #6 of 6

I just take a paintbrush and some Everclear and paint it off. I'd use a airbrush (cause it would be so much faster) but I don't have one. So I go with what works.

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