Shiny Gumpaste Flowers

Decorating By snydermeg Updated 31 Mar 2010 , 3:34pm by MaryAllison

snydermeg Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:23pm
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I tried making gumpaste flowers for the first time and they are coming out okay. Just wondering if there is anyway to give them a little "shine" after they have dried. They just look kind of dull. Suggestions?

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katies_cakes Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:32pm
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Confectioners glaze or lustre dust/spray are the things that spring to mind first. depends on what look you are after?!

HTH

mslesuer Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:34pm
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you can also spread a little "Crisco" on them icon_smile.gif

RESCUE Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:35pm
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AFTER I DUST MY FLOWERS I HOLD THEM OVER STEAM AND IT SEEMS TO BRING OUT A SHINE ON THE COLOR AND HELPS TO SET THE COLOR ALSO.

chrissypie Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:36pm
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I can tell you what works for me. Put up a pot of water, let it boil. When there is steam coming up, hold flower over the steam for a few seconds, maybe 10-15 seconds. You don't want the flower to get wet, just let the steam get on it. It gives it a nice subtle glisten. I usually do it after I have dusted with luster dust. Obviously, if the flower is white, you can just do it " naked"! LOL!

chrissypie Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:41pm
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LOL RESCUE, looks like we were typing at the same time!

Marinette Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:51pm
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i maked and work great!!!

KHalstead Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:52pm
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airbrushing them also makes them nice and shiny!

mama2_3 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 2:23am
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Spray a little Pam in a bowl and use a brush to brush it on the flower. It will make it really shiny, though. hth

Rylan Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 3:08am
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Confectioners glaze works as well.

ToniMarieLovesCuppies Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:13pm
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I always dust them with pearl/lustre dust immediately after rolling and cutting the gumpaste. I apply it with a small fanned out paintbrush that covers the whole surface.

It's probably my favorite decorating stuff!

<3Toni Marie

MaryAllison Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:34pm
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Wow! I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for the tips, everyone!

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