cowie Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 3:59pm
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I have used some petal dust (purple) and love the look, however, can I leave them as is or do I have to steam them?

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CalhounsCakery Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 4:25pm
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You can leave them as is, however steaming them sets the colour and adds a richness to them. I had to make burgundy Calais lilies, but couldn't get my gumpaste the right shade. I dusted them in red, and they looked okay, than I steamed them and they looked beautiful. The colour blended into the gumpaste and it was like magic!

kakeladi Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 4:25pm
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Certainly you can leave them as is icon_smile.gif

icer101 Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 4:58pm
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Steaming them, makes them even more beautiful!! I just use a pot with little water and bring to boil and run them thru the steam.

cowie Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 4:54pm
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I am afraid to steam them because the soft look is what I was asked to do. Won't steaming make them darker and a little shiny?

Thanks for your posts! icon_smile.gif

icer101 Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 5:03pm
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I truly don,t think it makes them look darker. It does give a little shine and realistic looking. It sets the dust also , so as not to smear on things. I have always steamed my flowers of all kinds that i make. That is what i was taught and still taught to this day. hth

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