Red Gumpaste Roses

Decorating By JenniferSue Updated 13 Nov 2009 , 5:33am by Texas_Rose

JenniferSue Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 2:12pm
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I am looking to make red gumpaste roses for a wedding cake. I have been advised to use red petal dust mixed w/ vodka to paint the flowers, but am having trouble getting into all the corners and small areas. What would you advise for getting the best red gumpaste? If you paint the flower, how do you make sure you get as uniform a look as possible?

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AverageMom Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 2:27pm
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I always start with red gumpaste. The painting afterwards is simply to add details and depth. If you start with red gumpaste, and then paint the highlights, it will look more realistic. And you don't want the petals to all be uniform. Nature doesn't work that way!

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 2:27pm
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I'm no expert on flowers but when I do them I color my gumpaste first and then dust it with color after they are dry. That way it's already the base color I need and any additional color I use is just detail.

chloe_52 Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 2:32pm
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I would color my gumpaste red, assemble my flowers and then dry brush on the red petal dust and then use a steamer to set the color.

JenniferSue Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 3:43pm
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Would you use paste color to make a red? I'm afraid that the amount of paste needed to get a red color would really alter the consistency and make it too soft to form the flowers.

Texas_Rose Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 4:45pm
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I use gel colors to make the gumpaste red. It dries a deep pink and then I paint the dried flowers with gel color mixed with vodka.

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TPACakeGirl Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 6:34pm
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I've never tried this with gumpaste, but I make a very nice red shade of fondant by melting the red chocolate melts and combining them with corn syrup. If I need a deeper red color, I mix in a little Americolor and then I let it sit on wax paper for several hours until it hardens. I then need it into to my fondant. The red is great!!! I'm not sure if this will work with gumpaste. It does work with a fondant/gumpaste mix.

akgirl10 Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 7:01pm
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I bought red gumpaste from globalsugarart and dusted them with a darker red petal dust. The picture of the cake is in my photos.

peg818 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:28am
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i use red satin ice and add tylose for a gumpaste consistency then i dust with a darker red. I use crystal colors from www.sugarpaste.com color red velvet

tonedna Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:40am
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I use Tylose gumpaste and Chefmasters super red. Works like a charm.\\
The photo below was for a fast tutorial I posted and I had some red gumpaste and used it..It didn't get sticky. Worked wonderful.
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cherrycakes Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 5:16am
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I'm happy this topic came up. I am making Wilton fondant roses for my class right now and my red roses turned to a more pale colour when dried. Since I want a very deep shade of red I painted them today with gel colour (Americolor super red) and vodka but they still look wet after 8 hours - is this normal or did I use too much gel colour?

Texas_Rose Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 5:18am
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Originally Posted by cherrycakes

I'm happy this topic came up. I am making Wilton fondant roses for my class right now and my red roses turned to a more pale colour when dried. Since I want a very deep shade of red I painted them today with gel colour (Americolor super red) and vodka but they still look wet after 8 hours - is this normal or did I use too much gel colour?




It will leave a shine. It's good that you diluted it with vodka, I painted some with undiluted Super Red and they turned the color of dried blood by the next day when they had dried fully.

cherrycakes Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 5:19am
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Will they look really unnatural on the cake?

Texas_Rose Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 5:33am
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No, they'll be fine. These were shiny when I painted them, by the next day the shine was almost gone and the color remained:
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A little shine looks nice on flowers anyhow icon_biggrin.gif

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