Hi i'm trying to do bright pink sugar gerberas The ribbon is really shiny cerise pink but can't seem to match it perfectly. any ideas anyone? i'm in the uk and have sugarflair paste colours. done some flower paste with the pink and its bright but not quite that glaring cerise. will it matter if it doesn't match exactly the ribbon?
Would steaming your flowers alter the color and give them the same shine as the ribbon?
Steaming will definitely add a shine
if it's a matter of the color not being bright enough, the wilton Rose Pink color in the gels makes an almost neon pink color. and then steaming the flowers will add shine.
thanks everyone for your help. I tried the rose from Squires but didn't have the same effect and don't have the Wilton but will check that out to try and get some. Thanks for the idea of steaming didn't think of that in my moment of pink madness!
allaboutcakeuk, i would suggest using a petal or luster dust in a darker shade to deepen it. perhaps super red or magenta. when i make flowers, i always start with a lighter dough and then add color with petal or luster dust.