Ugh Made Flowers The Wrong Color, Fixable?

Decorating By CakeMommyTX Updated 13 Nov 2009 , 11:05pm by sadsmile

CakeMommyTX Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 6:42pm
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Ok so I'll admit I plain did'nt check and just assumed I knew what coral was, but I don't apparently.
So now basically I have a dozen peach colored roses, that need to be coral roses.
Can I dust them a darker color?
I've already painted them with luster dust and vodka, I wanted them to sparkle and shine but will the luster dust work now?

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caseyhayes Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:08pm
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Mmmm... given you a bump. Hope it gos wellicon_smile.gif

egensinnig Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:12pm
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No problem to dust them again but it might take a little more work since the surface is already painted/dusted once. And in my opinion peach is not THAT far from coral

KHalstead Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:13pm
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are they gumpaste or fondant?

Are you wanting more of a pink color than the peach? (not so sure of coral myself lol)

you can dust them again to change the color, but you'll probably have to re-do the luster and vodka

cupcakemkr Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:14pm
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I see coral as a little darker than peach, more orangy. Could you dust with an orange luster dust?

sweetflowers Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:15pm
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It won't hurt to try to luster dust them, coral is close to peach anyway. But since you painted them, I find you might just have to paint again. Some dusts are too transparent to cover a 'paint' job and don't adhere well to an already painted surface. Also, if you use clear alcohol, it will remove some of the color. Just be real careful as you can dissolve your flower.

LaBellaFlor Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 7:46pm
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Coral is a darl orangey peach with a hint of red. I'm looking at my coral necklace right now. icon_smile.gif But I would try dusting them darker as well.

CakeMommyTX Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 10:20pm
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Ok so I asked the customer what color exactly, she said "coral like the invites", well the invites are what I matched the roses to in the first place and I think it's more a peachy pink.

When I google "coral color" it comes up a dark orange pinkish peach color, when I google "coral roses" it brings up a dark orange pinkish peach color and a light peach color.

And when I google "coral gerbera daisy" it brings up the same light peach color as I made my flowers (made some gerbers too).

So with that said I think I am going to leave flowers as is to match the invites, the customer called it "coral" but it's really a peach, after all that's what she wanted, flowers to match the invite.

I guess it does'nt matter what color it's called as long as it matches what the customer wants it to match?

Long story short I had the right color in the first place just the wrong name for

Thank you for all ya'lls help!

DeeDelightful Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 10:23pm
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Absolutely glad i could help...LOL

LaBellaFlor Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 10:26pm
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melmar02 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 10:52pm
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Who gets the job of naming all those colors anyhow? Where do I apply?

I would take your copy of the invite for comparison just in case when you deliver too.

sadsmile Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 11:05pm
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I know coral to be the one of the colors in your avatar pic. The tiny dot of darkest color in the upper left corner is a coral color. So yeah go darker.

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