My Fondant Flowers(Dried) Came Out Too Dark Any Suggestions?

Decorating By kr1970 Updated 20 Mar 2011 , 3:38pm by allaboutcakeuk

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kr1970 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 10:20pm
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i would like to lighten the color up a bit??? icon_eek.gif

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mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 10:29pm
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Hi, you could try brushing them with a lighter shade of petal dust, I cannot think of anything else to suggest. HTH icon_smile.gif

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HamSquad Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 11:01pm
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Depending on the color that you wish to lightened up your flowers, you may want to dust with a luster dust or maybe test on an extra (test flower) try painting white powder food coloring mixed with lemon extract or vodka to lighten. HTH.

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Elcee Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 1:38am
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I accidentally left my peach roses in a sunny room for a day icon_redface.gif and they turned yellow icon_cry.gif. You could try that! icon_lol.gif

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artscallion Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 1:58am
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dust them with non-toxic white chalk from a box of artists' pastels. Grate the chalk with a wire mesh strainer to get a fine dust. Then steam the flower lightly to set the dust and eliminate the powdery look. It will give it a bit of sheen as well.

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allaboutcakeuk Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 3:38pm
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Originally Posted by kr1970

i would like to lighten the color up a bit??? icon_eek.gif




Try dusting with a lighter powder and then steam them gently over a kettle. The other CCers suggestion is good too of mixing with a little lustre dust and lighter colour with alcohol and repaint. If i want to see how a colour comes out I leave a little piece out to dry and check the colour. Same happened to me on pink flowers HTH

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