I made some deep red gum paste roses, and I've never done a colour so dark. I love the colour, but the icing that I use on the foam is showing up on the petals and I don't know how to get rid of it. I did spritz one with water, but it gave a shiny look that I don't want. What should I do to fix the ones I have, and to avoid this problem with the rest of them?
You can try removing the icing sugar by holding the flower over a steaming kettle or pan of water. Just for a couple of seconds to see if it disappears - if you leave it any longer you will get a shiny effect. I never roll out on icing sugar, I use cornflour or Crisco to roll out on. I know cornflour disappears pretty easily. Have you tried dusting it off with a dry or very slightly damp soft brush? Might work too.
I'll try the slightly damp brush. Good idea... thanks!