Coloring Pre-Made Gumpaste Flowers?

Decorating By Edee Updated 26 Feb 2010 , 10:37pm by Edee

Edee Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 6:52am
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does anyone out there make up their gumpaste flowers early all in white and then color them when putting the cake together? I've seen the white ones you can buy already made and color them yourselves.

I am wanting to make flowers for a cake coming up but don't want to color them until I get them all made to see what colors are needed. If anyone does this, how do you color them after they are hardened? Petal dust? Airbrush?

Thanks for any help.

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egensinnig Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 8:59am
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I use petal dust/luster dust - I know you can gently steam it to set the colors also but haven't tried it. I'm just about to start making a few houndreds of my most used flowes in white to have a stash.

sheena Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 9:00am
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you can use petal dust and for finer details you can paint on paste food colors diluted with vodka...oce fully colored, hold over steam for a few seconds to seal the color onto the petals...do not steam for more than a few seconds or your flowers will melt! HTH.

Edee Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 10:37pm
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thanks, do you know if you can color royal icing premade flowers too?

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