Red Gum Paste Rose Question

Decorating By peanut2 Updated 11 May 2011 , 11:41pm by peanut2

peanut2 Posted 11 May 2011 , 9:15pm
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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?

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Dayti Posted 11 May 2011 , 10:46pm
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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.

peanut2 Posted 11 May 2011 , 11:41pm
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I'll try the slightly damp brush. Good idea... thanks!

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