mjlml24 Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 2:53am
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icon_biggrin.gif Never mind.

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BlakesCakes Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 3:49am
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You bought soft artists oil pastels to color your ICING???????????????

NO, no, no! You don't color icing with oil pastels icon_eek.gif

You can dust gum paste flowers that aren't meant to be eaten with non-toxic chalk pastels, but you don't color icing with anything like that.

You can purchase Wilton, Americolor, ChefMaster, Ateco, etc. gel/paste colors, or dry powder food colors to color your icing. To get a pastel, you just use less--but you DON'T use "pastels"................

Rae

mjlml24 Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 3:57am
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hmmm..thank you.... icon_smile.gif

but definitely not bought 'soft pastels' to have 'pastel' colours.... icon_redface.gif

again thank you, at least now i know where i can use it.... icon_wink.gif

PS
had to delete my question bec im too embarassed... icon_sad.gif

lilbitacake Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 4:35am
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mjlml24 There is no need to be, that is what CC is here for. I have found alot of help on here. Like they say there is no crazy questions.

JudyDP Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 4:47am
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hmmm..thank you.... icon_smile.gif

had to delete my question bec im too embarassed... icon_sad.gif




Please don't be embarrassed. You didn't know. Now that you do....go get what you need.....make something, and have fun!

CWR41 Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 5:26am
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In your original post, you mentioned that you bought the non-toxic Mungyo brand (Pastel Color Paints)... if they are non-toxic, you may still be able to use them on gumpaste flowers (which aren't suppose to be eaten anyway) like BlakesCakes mentioned.

-K8memphis Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 12:12pm
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Oh yeah--I bought colored chalk to then take a razor blade and scrape off to make dusts to color gum paste flowers and molded items. Scott Clark Woolley recommended this to me. Well stupid me bought oil pastels and oil pastels don't work--dang it. I wanted to have it as back up.

I can hardly resist the cute little jars of lovely lovely dusty colors available in the cake stores oooohhh be still my beating heart. But I wish all the lids were the screw on ones--the lift off lids are gonna crack my teeth some day. Oops did I just say I have to use my teeth to open those jars??? icon_lol.gif

It's very very very easy to get all this coloring stuff and dusts and everything mixed up! I mean if you're not thoroughly confused for a while I'd question your devotion into cake deco

No worries, CakeBuddy I did a very similar thing!!!

mjlml24 Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:28am
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thanks...now im feeling better! lol!

i'll try the razor blade technique next time...

i have some of those dusting colours and havent attempted to open it up yet...now i know what to expect =P

BlakesCakes Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:51am
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I seem to be the bearer of bad tidings here, but the pastels that can be used on gum paste flowers is actually CHALK pastesl, not the soft oil ones.

Rae

Apti Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 6:11am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

I can hardly resist the cute little jars of lovely lovely dusty colors available in the cake stores oooohhh be still my beating heart. But I wish all the lids were the screw on ones--the lift off lids are gonna crack my teeth some day. Oops did I just say I have to use my teeth to open those jars??? icon_lol.gif




Ha ha ha ha.....
At the ICES Convention they had luster dust openers (like little can openers) for $2 each. I bought 5!!

DianeLM Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:35pm
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Originally Posted by Apti

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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

I can hardly resist the cute little jars of lovely lovely dusty colors available in the cake stores oooohhh be still my beating heart. But I wish all the lids were the screw on ones--the lift off lids are gonna crack my teeth some day. Oops did I just say I have to use my teeth to open those jars??? icon_lol.gif



Ha ha ha ha.....
At the ICES Convention they had luster dust openers (like little can openers) for $2 each. I bought 5!!




Are you kidding??? I've been using a churchkey can opener that I got for a buck at the grocery store. The other end actually punctures cans too! hehehe...

You bought 5???? How many hands do you have??? icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif

all4cake Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:48pm

rubbing the chalks on mesh screen (like a sieve) works really well too.

aligotmatt Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:51pm

The teeth thing totally made me laugh. I was in my kitchen the other day, opening "Mushroom" with my teeth and I thought, what if I was standing on a food network cake challenge and put my petal dust in my mouth?!

-K8memphis Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:57pm

Ali--You and I both would be so busted. bwoowahahaha

However me with the perfect face for radio am not in any danger of being on tv. icon_lol.gif

Shoot the FBI of food police is probably silently surrounding our houses now as we type...

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daltonam Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 2:14pm
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Originally Posted by DianeLM

I've been using a churchkey can opener that I got for a buck at the grocery store. The other end actually punctures cans too! hehehe...




The sides of my thumbs/fingers, my fingernails & my hubby (he's used a knife before) thank you SOOOOO much. I'm a dork, I have one & NEVER thought about using it....lol

aligotmatt Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 3:04pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Ali--You and I both would be so busted. bwoowahahaha

However me with the perfect face for radio am not in any danger of being on tv. icon_lol.gif

Shoot the FBI of food police is probably silently surrounding our houses now as we type...

icon_biggrin.gif




The worst part is I decided I would duck behind the counter out of camera site. I somehow suspect a bottle opener would be the better choice though...

-K8memphis Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 3:24pm
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Originally Posted by aligotmatt

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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Ali--You and I both would be so busted. bwoowahahaha

However me with the perfect face for radio am not in any danger of being on tv. icon_lol.gif

Shoot the FBI of food police is probably silently surrounding our houses now as we type...

icon_biggrin.gif



The worst part is I decided I would duck behind the counter out of camera site. I somehow suspect a bottle opener would be the better choice though...




No, no place to run to, no place to hide, they would zoom in!!!! icon_lol.gif

Apti Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by DianeLM

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Originally Posted by Apti

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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

I can hardly resist the cute little jars of lovely lovely dusty colors available in the cake stores oooohhh be still my beating heart. But I wish all the lids were the screw on ones--the lift off lids are gonna crack my teeth some day. Oops did I just say I have to use my teeth to open those jars??? icon_lol.gif



Ha ha ha ha.....
At the ICES Convention they had luster dust openers (like little can openers) for $2 each. I bought 5!!



Are you kidding??? I've been using a churchkey can opener that I got for a buck at the grocery store. The other end actually punctures cans too! hehehe...

You bought 5???? How many hands do you have??? icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif



Funny you should ask. I actually "have" eight hands....my two, and six little gritchy hands that belong to my 7, 9, and 10 year old niece/nephews who "help" me with cake decorating (luster dusts are their absolute favorites). Whenever they stay overnight, every single thing in my house gets touched or moved. I just bought a replacement pair of tweezers yesterday (for my old-lady-chinny-chin-chin hairs) that had gone missing. Found it this morning in my cake supply closet.

Texas_Rose Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:52pm

You can buy little cups with screw-on lids or easier flip-tops at the craft store. After I get the petal dust open, I dump it into one of those and throw out the original container.

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