Why Do My Gumpaste Figurines/flowers Fade So Fast?

Decorating By divinecc Updated 20 Sep 2011 , 3:48pm by divinecc

divinecc Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 3:22pm
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Basically the subject says it all! I have to make 2 Tiffany blue bird toppers for a wedding cake on Weds. and am so nervous they will fade when I let harden. Seems like no matter what color I use it fades, even just overnight. Any suggestions?

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TexasSugar Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 3:45pm
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Gumpaste does seem to dry in a softer color than it is when it is fresh. You can either make your color a little darker or dry dust some color on top of it after ward to help.

Also keeping pieces out of florescent or sunlight helps with fading.

CWR41 Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 3:46pm
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Let them dry in a dark or enclosed cabinet away from direct sunlight and fluorescent lighting.

divinecc Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 3:48pm
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Thanks for your help, I was going to try making it a tad darker but was worried that the ONLY time it wouldn't fade was when I made it darker...would be my luck! haha!

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