Gum Paste Trouble... Help!

Decorating By cakegal513 Updated 3 Nov 2010 , 1:06am by BlakesCakes

cakegal513 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 11:49pm
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i'm making pink roses for a christening.. i made some of the petals & put them in a container so they wouldnt harden... when i went to use them, majority were discolored & unusable.. icon_sad.gif
whats going on? & how can i fix this? thanks..

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-K8memphis Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 12:00am
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How long were they in there? Probably have to start over.

BlakesCakes Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 1:06am
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Originally Posted by cakegal513

i'm making pink roses for a christening.. i made some of the petals & put them in a container so they wouldnt harden... when i went to use them, majority were discolored & unusable.. icon_sad.gif
whats going on? & how can i fix this? thanks..




First issue is that pinks fade quickly, unless you use ChefMaster No-Fade Pink or powdered food coloring. If you use another brand, you need to dust the petals right away so the dust protects the color a bit.

You can make the roses with the "discolored" petals and then dust them or airbrush them to the color you prefer.

HTH
Rae

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