I absolutely love to make gum paste flowers/leaves (hoping practice will make better, if not perfect), and over the last couple of years, I've amassed tons of random flowers. I store it all in lidded plastic totes, in closets. I mean, I have TONS. Dozens upon dozens of roses, calla lilies, magnolias, hydrangea, fantasy flowers, totes full of ivy, rose leaves, hydrangea leaves, etc. A mixture of all different colors and white.
I've been asked to do a small wedding cake for a friend's daughter and she wants roses for the cake. I have *gobs* of roses. Would it be appropriate to airbrush a handful of the ones I already have? I guess at this point my concern is not being able to get a good airbrush coat on the roses and completely hiding the original color (I only have a couple in red-the color she wants-so I'd need to airbrush a few lighter colored ones). Am I just being paranoid thinking that someone will inspect those roses and realize they--GASP--may have previously been another color and weren't made specifically for that particular cake? I don't think I can dust them into a good consistent deep red, so I'm thinking it would have to be airbrushed.
Anyway, just wondering if y'all regularly use previously made gp flowers and just dust or airbrush them into the needed color? Honestly, I enjoy making them so much that it's no problem to sit down and spend several hours over several nights making new ones. I would just love to deplete my hoard a bit lol :).