Add Real Paint To Gum Paste For Dummy Flowers?

Decorating By supakiki Updated 5 Feb 2011 , 3:56am by motherofgrace

supakiki Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 12:50am
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Because food coloring fades in the sun. Just a thought. Any experience?

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 1:04am
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I wouldn't do it. If it is on a cake, people might eat it, even if you don't expect them to, or you tell them not to. Especially if there are kids around. Some of them will sneak food, especially if they have been told not to touch it. I put some gum paste snowflakes with disco dust on a cake recently. I planned to remove the snowflakes prior to serving. Several adults took some snowflakes off before I got to the cake and they ate them. I know they took them because they came to me later to tell me that the snowflakes tasted terrible!

motherofgrace Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 1:15am
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If the whole cake is a dummy I dont see why not

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 1:33am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by motherofgrace

If the whole cake is a dummy I dont see why not




Sorry, I missed that part in the subject line.

Elcee Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 3:32am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by motherofgrace

If the whole cake is a dummy I dont see why not




I wouldn't. A dummy should be able to be re-created as a completely edible cake, whether it's for a portfolio, display, competition, etc.

dsilvest Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 3:54am
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Try dusting your flowers instead. The colour will last longer and you can touch them up once in a while.

motherofgrace Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 3:56am
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Sorry I was going to add that, if yuo paint it like you would food colouring i see that as ok, but then yopu might as well do that in the first place lol

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