I am going to be making some poinsettias. Which would be the best way to get the red I need.....coloring the gumpaste with red coloring, or first mxiing the gumpaste with red (purchased) fondant? And will the fondant/gumpaste mixture be strong enough to hold for the poinsettia bracts?
I've never made pointsettas, but I think the 50/50 would hold fine. I do 50/50 for almost everything now...
Also, I prefer to paint my gumpaste/fondant mixture. Kneading it in is tedious.
I have an airbrush......never thought of just painting them...I will go find my dunce hat once again. Thanks!
Sherry - thank you very much for posting that! No, I had not seen it, and I looked all day yesterday at different poinsettia stuff. I have ordered the cutters I think I will need, and a veiner - hopefully they will turn out nice - I really want this cake to be spot on.
I would air brush them red after the leaves dry. I did a flower similar for a wedding in October and that was the only way I could get that bright red color.
I have already figured out that is what I will do. I even bought a big bottle of red red airbrush color today along with the cutters and veiner. Thanks!