I have my PME Daisy cutter which I think will get me to the shape of the flower, I am unsure of how to color the flower. What color would you use for the dark red?
Indian Blanket Flower:http://www.flickr.com/photos/maynard/2671380702/
Any help or free advice would be deeply appreciated.
I would use the Sugar Art's Kiko petal dust.
The Indian blanket flower is Oklahoma's official state wildflower. The inner part of the rays are a purple-ish red. Some of the varieties that are bred for gardeners are all red, without the yellow edges, and the ones I grow are almost maroon red. When I color gum paste flowers I usually layer two or more shades of a color. I think it gives a more realistic look.
Thank you for your quick replies. I should probably layer the 2 different colors of gumpaste?
I'd be inclined to use yellow fondant, then paint in the red with a light brush stroke -- maybe even a nearly dry fan brush for the area where the two colors are feathered together. Indian Blanket flowers in my garden are also a much darker red -- more maroon.