I have to make Hydrangeas for a cake and I bought the cutter and 2 piece silicone mold press set...Her flower color is a magenta pink..almost like a coraly watermelon..
Would it easier to to airbrush or dust each one with petal dusts...
Depends on the look you want to get, I think a more natural look will be dusted.
So if I want the colors to pop more do I steam them after?..I am not familiar with gumpaste flowers that you dust..I don't do many of them...
Yes, you can steam them and it will give a little shine to them. I've never airbrushed hydrangeas, but I would think it depends on how skilled you are at airbrushing small details. The hydrangea are light in the middle, a little darker on the petal, and sometimes have pretty dark highlights at the points. But if you're not going for all that detail, then I would think airbrushing would work just fine. Prolly be a lot less time consuming as well lol .
Steaming does help it to deepen, but more then that it helps it to stay where you put it, and it only takes a little steam for a couple seconds.