Coloring Roses

Decorating By typarker9 Updated 3 Jul 2010 , 11:42am by JenniferMI

typarker9 Posted 2 Jul 2010 , 9:24pm
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Im sure this question has been asked before, but what is the best way to color roses? Ive been trying to tint my gumpaste with wilton no-taste red but it still looks pink. Ive heard that if you over dye it, the gumpaste will lose its consistency. I have wilton ruby red dust and i tried mixing that with lemon juice and painting it on that way but it went on blotchy. Any suggestions??

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JenniferMI Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 2:40am
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I usually start out with a red paste for red roses. I use Americolor super red to color it. Even if you can get CLOSE to a red shade, it will help. Then use petal dusts and dry dust them on your flowers. Check out my gallery, all the flowers on the cakes are gumpaste/dusted. I especially love Kiko or Cherry Love for red roses.


If I can help more, let me know.

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typarker9 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 4:09am
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I looked at your work and everything is beautiful! I have heard somewhere that Americolor works better than the wilton. What brand of petal dust do you use?

typarker9 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 4:12am
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I found it at I'll order it and hope I can do it right

JenniferMI Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 11:42am
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I like the Americolors.

I LOVE the ECG dusts.... PM me if you have any more questions.

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