Sorelle Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 3:03pm
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Hello Fellow Cakers!
I need to attain a bright fuchsia on some gum paste orchids. I want the yellow to be bright as well. I've tried petal dust mixed with vodka and couldn't get it a uniform color kinda turned out blotchy. I then tried air brushing, nice and uniform but couldn't get a pretty, accurate color. I must be doing something wrong. Any ideas out there?? Thanks icon_smile.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 3:11pm
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Did you try dry dusting them?

Sorelle Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 3:17pm
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Ya I tried dusting but couldn't get more than a pale fuchsia, the bride want them to match her flowers which are BRIGHT is that even possible?

angelogoo Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 3:48pm
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you can buy fuschia gumpaste cos it is a very difficult colour to get exact. Or dust it in stages (steaming in between) and you might get close.

Sorelle Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 3:01am
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Thanks angelogoo I never thought of doing several coats. I'll try that.

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