Can I Darken A Gum Paste Bow?

Decorating By AmberNada Updated 29 Nov 2014 , 4:58pm by AmberNada

AmberNada Posted 26 Nov 2014 , 4:01pm
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I have an order for a cake topped with a big hot pink bow.  I made the bow out of gum paste and left it too dry.  However this morning the color looks more bubblegum pink instead of hot pink. Is there a way to make it darker without having to start over again?

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dkltll Posted 26 Nov 2014 , 5:56pm
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If you have an airbrush you could touch up the color with that, otherwise (unless one of these other talented artists has a better idea) you probably need to start over. (Sorry)

Connie1027 Posted 26 Nov 2014 , 6:41pm
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I don't have an airbrush, and I've had some luck by 'painting' gumpaste with food coloring mixed with vodka.  You can test it on the back of the bow. I would try that before starting over!! Good luck!

Lfredden Posted 26 Nov 2014 , 7:29pm
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You can also try using petal dusts if they are available to you.

winniemog Posted 26 Nov 2014 , 7:31pm
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AYou could also dust it with a darker shade and then steam it, if you don't have an airbrush. That would probably give a more even result than painting it.

AmberNada Posted 29 Nov 2014 , 4:58pm
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Thanks for the tips. I just decided it would take more time to fix then to just start over.  The end result turned our great though.

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